informed consent


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informed consent

n.
Consent by a person to undergo a medical procedure, participate in a clinical trial, or be counseled by a professional such as a social worker or lawyer, after receiving all material information regarding risks, benefits, and alternatives.

informed′ consent′


n.
a patient's consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
[1965]
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Noun1.informed consent - consent by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks involved
consent - permission to do something; "he indicated his consent"
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in·form·ed con·sent

n. consentimiento informado.
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