tuberculin skin test

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • tuberculin skin test — noun a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin • Syn: ↑tuberculin test • Hypernyms: ↑skin test • Hyponyms: ↑Mantoux test, ↑tine test …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin test — noun any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay • Hyponyms: ↑Dick test, ↑patch test, ↑Schick test, ↑scratch test, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin test — n a test (as a scratch test or a tuberculin test) for an allergic or immune response to a substance that is performed by administering the substance to or through the skin and is used esp. in detecting allergic hypersensitivity * * * any test in… …   Medical dictionary

  • skin test — a test in which a substance is introduced into the skin, as by application to a purposely abraded area or by injection, for the detection of allergic sensitivity to a specific pollen, protein, etc., or of the presence of a disease. [1925 30] * *… …   Universalium

  • Skin test for immunity — A method of evaluating whether a person has developed an immune response to certain infections. A substance is injected into the deep layer of the skin (dermis), which will cause a reaction if the immune system recognizes it. One of the most… …   Medical dictionary

  • TB skin test — Tuberculin hypersensitivity test for a previous or current infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • mumps skin test — (for immunity to mumps) an intradermal test formerly widely used to determine previous exposure to mumps virus; killed virus (mumps skin test antigen) is injected intradermally; a positive response is development of tuberculin type delayed… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tuberculin — is the name given to extracts of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. Bovis, or M. avium , used in skin testing in animals and humans to identify a tuberculosis infection [Tizard, I. R. (2004). Veterinary immunology: an introduction, seventh edition.… …   Wikipedia

  • tuberculin test — n a test (as the Mantoux test or tine test) for hypersensitivity to tuberculin in which tuberculin is introduced (as by injection or puncture) usu. into the skin of the individual tested and the appearance of inflammation or induration at the… …   Medical dictionary

  • tuberculin test — noun a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin • Syn: ↑tuberculin skin test • Hypernyms: ↑skin test • Hyponyms: ↑Mantoux test, ↑tine test * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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