Select a letter below to find the word you are looking for. The glossary terms are for use in context with the work of the HTA, and are taken from our codes of practice.
A test of a person's best interests takes into account not only the medical, but also the wider emotional, psychological and social aspects of the potential procedure, as well as the risks.
A procedure where tissue is removed from the human body for examination.
Defined by the HT Act as material which has come from a human body and consists of, or includes, human cells. Unlike relevant material, this includes gametes, embryos outside the human body and hair and nails from the body of a living person.
The soft, spongy tissue found in the centre of most large bones that produces the cellular components of blood: white cells, red cells and platelets.