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What does the "subjects" mean in this sentence?

 

The subjects were given quadruple the normal dosage of the drug.

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    In a medical experiment the 'subjects' are the subject of the experiment, the volunteers, the people being studied, the patients. According to the Oxford dictionary, in Medical terms, a subject is a person having given characteristics, probably undesirable (like a disease or problem). 老鬼

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