B6 - preventing and treating disease

Clinical trials
test potential new drugs on healthy and patient volunteers
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Placebo
a medicine that does not contain the active drug being tested, used in clinical trials of new medicines
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Pre-clinical testing
is carried out on a potential new medicine in a lab using cells, tissues and live animals
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Vaccine
dead or inactive pathogenic material used in vaccination to develop immunity to a disease in a healthy person
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Benign tumours
growths of abnormal cells that are contained in one area, usually within a membrane, and do not invade other tissues
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a medicine that does not contain the active drug being tested, used in clinical trials of new medicines

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Placebo

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is carried out on a potential new medicine in a lab using cells, tissues and live animals

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Card 4

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dead or inactive pathogenic material used in vaccination to develop immunity to a disease in a healthy person

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Card 5

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growths of abnormal cells that are contained in one area, usually within a membrane, and do not invade other tissues

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