Scientific Definition of "Normal"? Watch

Scienceisgood
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
Hey Guys;

This is going to sound awkward and kinda embaressing to ask, but, what is the exact definition of "Normal" in scientific (more specifically, Biomedical Science terms)?

I am fairly sure it is when more than 50% of the population are within that specific range but, I need some confirmation here.

Am doing a medical report and need to know the exact definition of "normal" should I be asked in the oral exam in 5 weeks to go with the medical report I am due to present.
0
reply
TSR Learn Together
  •  Official Rep
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
Hi there,

While you're waiting for an answer, did you know we have 300,000 study resources that could answer your question in TSR's Learn together section?

We have everything from Teacher Marked Essays to Mindmaps and Quizzes to help you with your work. Take a look around.

If you're stuck on how to get started, try creating some resources. It's free to do and can help breakdown tough topics into manageable chunks. Get creating now.

Thanks!

Not sure what all of this is about? Head here to find out more.
0
reply
Doctor_Einstein
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by Scienceisgood)
Hey Guys;

This is going to sound awkward and kinda embaressing to ask, but, what is the exact definition of "Normal" in scientific (more specifically, Biomedical Science terms)?

I am fairly sure it is when more than 50% of the population are within that specific range but, I need some confirmation here.

Am doing a medical report and need to know the exact definition of "normal" should I be asked in the oral exam in 5 weeks to go with the medical report I am due to present.

Abnormal is usually defined as outside of 2 standard deviations of the mean.

About 95% of the population will fall within 2 standard deviations from the mean, and thus be normal. 5% will be abnormal with regards to statistical infrequency.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Undergraduate Open Day - Llandaff Campus Undergraduate
    Sat, 27 Apr '19
  • University of East Anglia
    Could you inspire the next generation? Find out more about becoming a Primary teacher with UEA… Postgraduate
    Sat, 27 Apr '19
  • Anglia Ruskin University
    Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Science and Engineering Undergraduate
    Sat, 27 Apr '19

Have you registered to vote?

Yes! (561)
37.68%
No - but I will (116)
7.79%
No - I don't want to (106)
7.12%
No - I can't vote (<18, not in UK, etc) (706)
47.41%

Watched Threads

View All