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  • Causation
    The relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause.
  • CBER
    Centre within the US FDA that regulates biological products for human use. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CBER/"
  • Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    Centre within the US FDA that regulates biological products for human use. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CBER/"
  • Centralised procedure
    The centralised procedure is a process for obtaining marketing authorisation for a medicine in the EU. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) oversees the centralised authorisation procedure for human and veterinary medicines. This procedure results in a single marketing authorisation, granted by(...)
  • Centre of Excellence in Personalised Medicine
    Division of the Canadian Cardiology Institute of Montreal that promotes personalised medicine. http://www.cepmed.com/"
  • CEPMED
    Division of the Canadian Cardiology Institute of Montreal that promotes personalised medicine. http://www.cepmed.com/"
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
    Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses medicines to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is used along with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy. It works by stopping or slowing the rapidly growing cancer cells. However, chemotherapy can also harm healthy cells that(...)
  • Chronic Condition
    A chronic condition is a long-lasting disease that can be controlled but not cured. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months.Common chronic diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and diabetes. In(...)
  • Class effect
    Class effect refers to the similar outcomes, therapeutic effects and similar adverse effects of two or more medicines. All products within a class are assumed to be closely related in three concepts: a similar chemical structure, mechanism of action, and pharmacological effects.
  • Classification of a medicinal product
    In the EU there are two classifications of medicinal products for human use: medicinal products subject to medical prescription medicinal products not subject to medical prescriptionFurther subcategories may exist on a national level.
  • Clinical development
    Clinical development is one step in the process of bringing new medicines or treatments to the market. Based on non-clinical research (microorganisms/animals), it refers to clinical trials, which are done in people. They follow different phases designated as Phase I, II, III (and IV after(...)
  • CMC
    Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
  • CP
    The centralised procedure is a process for obtaining marketing authorisation for a medicine in the EU. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) oversees the centralised authorisation procedure for human and veterinary medicines. This procedure results in a single marketing authorisation, granted by(...)

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