Mantoux test
Mantoux test Mantoux test prop. n. (Med.) A skin test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin. It determines whether there is or has been any infection with tubercle bacilli. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Mantoux test — [man to͞o′, man′to͞o΄] n. [after C. Mantoux (1877 1947), Fr physician] a test for present or past tuberculosis, in which a small amount of protein from tuberculosis bacteria is injected into the skin …   English World dictionary

  • Mantoux test — The Mantoux skin test consists of an intradermal injection of exactly one tenth of a milliliter (mL) of PPD tuberculin …   Wikipedia

  • Mantoux-Test — Ein Tuberkulintest ist ein Hauttest mit Tuberkulin, einem Präparat, das aus flüssigen Mykobakterien Kulturen filtriert wird. Tuberkulin ruft beim Einbringen in die Haut eine Reaktion mit sensibilisierten T Lymphozyten hervor, die bei Kontakt mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mantoux test — Test for tuberculin reactivity in which tuberculin PPD (purified protein derivative) is injected intracutaneously. The injection site is examined after 2 3 days, a positive reaction, indicating current or previous infection with Mycobacterium… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Mantoux test — Man·toux test .man .tü , .män n an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli see TUBERCULIN TEST Man·toux män tü Charles (1877 1947) French physician. Mantoux introduced his …   Medical dictionary

  • Mantoux test — [ mɒMantoux testtu:, mantu:] noun Medicine a skin test for immunity to tuberculosis using the injection of tuberculin. Origin 1930s: named after the French physician Charles Mantoux …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mantoux test — Man•toux′ test [[t]mænˈtu, mɑ̃ , ˈmæn tu[/t]] n. med a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection • Etymology: after C. Mantoux (1877–1947),… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mantoux test — /mænˈtu tɛst/ (say man tooh test), /ˈmæntu/ (say mantooh) noun a test to detect past and present tuberculosis infection, by injecting diluted tuberculin. {named after Charles Mantoux, 1877–1947, French physician} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mantoux test — noun Etymology: Charles Mantoux died 1947 French physician Date: circa 1923 an intradermal test for hypersensitivity to tuberculin that indicates past or present infection with tubercle bacilli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mantoux test — /man tooh , man tooh/; Fr. /mahonn tooh /, Med. a test for tuberculosis in which a hypersensitive reaction to an intracutaneous injection of tuberculin indicates a previous or current infection. [1930 35; named after C. Mantoux (1877 1947),… …   Universalium

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