investigative new drug: Meaning and Definition of

inves'tigative new' drug'

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— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a regulatory classification assigned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to an unproven drug, allowing its use in approved studies with human patients. Abbr.: IND
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