tuberculin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tuberculin a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tuberculin A fluid containing the products formed by the growth of the tubercle bacillus in a suitable culture medium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tuberculin A liquid prepared by Koch (first in 1890) from cultures of tubercle-bacillus, administered by hypodermic injection in tuberculosis as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure. Also called Koch′ s lymph, Koch's specific, and paratoloid.
    • n tuberculin A ptomaïne formed by the action of the tubercle-bacillus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tuberculin a liquid prepared by Koch in 1890, a forty to fifty per cent. glycerine solution of a pure cultivation of the tubercle bacillus, injected into the subcutaneous tissues of persons affected with tuberculosis
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tubercle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tuberculum, dim. of tuber.

Usage

In literature:

Perhaps youve forgotten also that you undertook to cure her with Koch's tuberculin.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by George Bernard Shaw
Tuberculin Test And Physical Condition: No tuberculin test required, but cows must be healthy as disclosed by physical examination made annually.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Koch's tuberculin and its use in consumption.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
Associated Words: tubercular, tubercle, tuberculin, hectic, consumptive, pectoral.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The meat of animals suspected of having tuberculosis, or reacting from tuberculin test, should be well cooked.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The first step was to test their cows with tuberculin, promptly weeding out and isolating all those that reacted to the disease.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Tuberculin may be tried in severe and obstinate cases, but its use is not without danger.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Old Tuberculin on arrival in the laboratory.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
He observed abundant eosinophil cells in foci of lupus after injection of tuberculin.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
All cattle in the District of Columbia, numbering 1,701, were tested with tuberculin in 1909-10, and 18.87 per cent reacted.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Only such cows shall be admitted to the herd as have not re-acted to a diagnostic injection of tuberculin.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
Koch's tuberculin treatment should certainly be given a trial.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Consideration should also be given to the treatment by injection of tuberculin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
At first he thought tuberculin cured the disease; but this was an error.
"The Pros and Cons of Vivisection" by Charles Richet
It works on the same principle as the tuberculin test for tuberculosis.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
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In news:

Tubersol, Sanofi Pasteur 5 tuberculin units/0.1 mL, 5 mL (50 tests), multiple dose vial (NDC 49281-0752-22).
For nearly a century, the tuberculin skin test was the only tool available for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection.
Vigo County Health Department Administrator Joni Foulkes holds a copy of the Tuberculin Test Record card that will be used when testing students May 29 at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
Three employees sought medical treatment after being given insulin Monday morning instead of tuberculin during tuberculosis testing at the G.
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