tuberculin :

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  • n  a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

  • There were 81 cases among children with positive tuberculin reactions a significantly higher rate than among the vaccinated.
  • It has taken place in Davos, the 19th century tuberculin spa of Thomas Mann's exquisitely depressing novel The Magic Mountain, every year for the past three decades.
  • A preparation of tuberculin is applied with a toothpick to the surface of the skin, where it sticks like glue.
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  • Health Department changes TB policy
    Onslow County Health Department no longer offers tuberculosis skin tests to low-risk patients because of a shortage of the purified protein derivative of tuberculin.
    Aug. 2, 2013 - The Jacksonville Daily News

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