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Definition of National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC): The clinical research facility of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. As a national resource, the CC's mission is to "provide the patient care, services, and environment needed to initiate and support the highest quality conduct of and training in clinical research." The CC has been named the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center in honor of the late senator from Washington State.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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