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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the TB bacterium.

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  • Mantoux expanded upon Pirquet's ideas and the Mantoux test, in which tuberculin is injected under the skin, became a diagnostic test for tuberculosis in 1907.
  • Koch bacillus produces preparatory substances which are not to be found in tuberculin.
  • This involves the injection of a small amount of fluid (called tuberculin) into the skin in the lower part of the arm.
  • To administer a skin test, a health care worker uses a small needle to put some testing material, called tuberculin, just under the skin on the lower inside part of the arm. for more
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