Saturday, July 30, 2011


I started reading a paper, and immediately I had a problem with vocabulary. Proband is a word used when talking about families. It essentially means the patient in question. If a doctor is studying a disease, one person is the proband, the main subject, and relatives are the family of the proband.

I suppose if they are in a study, they aren't a patient for that purpose, so it makes sense to use another word.

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