January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1796
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The article presents various definitions of the term protocol. One of its meanings refers to formal ideas, plans or expectations related to the actions of people involved in patient care, administration or research. Another meaning of protocol is the description of the steps which are included in an experiment or procedure. In the field of computer science, protocol denotes the rules or conventions of the communication processes or procedure.


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