skin test


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skin test any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
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In literature:

The husband wished to see the skin tested.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
Test as in preceding experiment the skin of the arm, beginning at the shoulder and passing downwards.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
I deprive certain occupied peas of their skin, and I dry them with abnormal rapidity, placing them in glass test-tubes.
"A Book of Exposition" by Homer Heath Nugent
I deprive certain occupied peas of their skin, and I dry them with abnormal rapidity, placing them in glass test-tubes.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Preliminary skin-tests of the antibody suspension showed no sign of untoward reaction.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
The casing was not as hard as horn or shell, he discovered upon testing; it more resembled tough skin laid over bone.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I've waited to test water-skins.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
The mallein test is made by injecting mallein (a sterilized extract from a culture of glanders bacilli) beneath the skin.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
All refuse matter, such as shells, bones, bran, and skin, must be removed from the edible portion of the food to be tested.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture

In news:

We test the latest slew of skin brighteners.
Skin and blood tests often lead to false positives for food allergies.
Even if it seems clear-cut, most doctors will also do a blood test or skin-prick test to confirm that the child has antibodies to the suspect food.
Skin prick testing remains the most popular way to confirm an IgE -mediated allergic response.
For nearly a century, the tuberculin skin test was the only tool available for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection.
Clinton's Skin Lesion Was Cancerous, Tests Show.
Probably not, suggests results of skin tests reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Description Skin prick testing is used to find out whether the child might have an allergy.
Oz's Dry Skin Test Video.
Oz and Dr Michael Roizen demonstrate a simple test that will reveal how old your skin looks.
Tests being done to determine if skinned, cooked animal was dog.
Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.
Twelve percent of the fifty skin creams it sent for lab testing had illegal levels of mercury .
Tests showed most women saw revitalized skin in two weeks.
Lab-grown skin saves cute li'l bunnies from cosmetics testing.

In science:

These tests aim to validate the watertightness of the skin and the buoyancy of the robot (Figure 17).
The eel-like robot
The skin membrane of this tested P System instantiates2 the “hole” membrane and becomes a full component of the running test.
A Testing Framework for P Systems
This instantiation process may require some trivial modifications of the tested P System, such as α -conversion of the numbers assigned to the skin and inner membranes.
A Testing Framework for P Systems
This easily translates in our framework: we introduction a fresh, particular object, ω (cid:54)∈ V that, when sent out of the skin membrane of the running test, denotes the “success” of the computation.
A Testing Framework for P Systems
An observer system, or simply a test, is a P Algebra term of the form µ (m, 2) where m is the skin membrane [1 c ]1 , 2 is an unspecified membrane ms numbered 2 and each rule of m is of the form u → vhωo{vl2 }|D .
A Testing Framework for P Systems