test, skin, for allergymedical dictionary

A test done on the skin to identify the allergy substance (allergen) triggering the allergic reaction. A small amount of the suspected allergy substance is placed on the skin. The skin is then gently scratched through the small drop with a special sterile needle. If the skin reddens and, more importantly, swells, then allergy to that substance is probable.

(12 Dec 1998)

tests of criminal responsibilitymedical dictionary

In forensic psychiatry, legal precedents upon which are based decisions concerning insanity in criminals.

See: American Law Institute rule, Durham rule, M'Naghten rule, New Hampshire rule.

(05 Mar 2000)

test solutionmedical dictionary

A solution of some reagent, in definite strength, used in chemical analysis or testing.

(05 Mar 2000)