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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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Of the 368 patients evaluable for clinical benefit response, 21 percent of the Alimta/cisplatin patients and 14 percent of cisplatin patients were considered responders.
In designing clinical trials for Gemzar, Lilly developed a new and unique clinical endpoint, clinical benefit response, to objectively assess the effect of Gemzar on measured disease-related symptoms.
The studies measured tumor shrinkage, survival, and an overall estimate of clinical benefit response rate.

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