preclinical test

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Noun1.preclinical test - a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial
trial, run, test - the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
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PRX-07034 enhanced performance in a preclinical test of cognitive flexibility known as "set-shifting" as well as in a test of object recognition memory.
As a result of the shortcomings of the current preclinical tests liver toxicity is often first detected in the late stages of clinical development after incurring most of the product development costs.