Definition of Participant
Participant: 1. In a clinical trial, someone who takes part in it. A participant may or may not have a disease. The term participant in this regard is synonymous with the term subject.
2. In health care benefits, a person who is eligible to receive health benefits under a health benefits plan. The term participant in this regard may refer to the employee, spouse or other dependents.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012