diphtheria toxin for Schick test
[USP] a standardized preparation of diphtheria toxin used in the Schick test (q.v.). Formerly called diagnostic diphtheria t.

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  • Schick test — noun a skin test for immunity to diphtheria • Hypernyms: ↑skin test * * * ˈshik noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after Béla Schick died 1967 American pediatrician : a test for susceptibility to diphtheria performed by injecting a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schick test — noun Etymology: Béla Schick Date: 1916 a test for susceptibility to diphtheria by cutaneous injection of a diluted diphtheria toxin that causes an area of reddening and induration in susceptible individuals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Schick's test — Schick test, Schick s test /shik(s) test/ noun A test for susceptibility to diphtheria, made by injecting the skin with a measured amount of diphtheria toxin ORIGIN: Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schick testSchick's test — Schick test, Schick s test /shik(s) test/ noun A test for susceptibility to diphtheria, made by injecting the skin with a measured amount of diphtheria toxin ORIGIN: Bela Schick (1877–1967), US paediatrician …   Useful english dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

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