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Pirquet test

noun Pir·quet test \pir-ˈkā-\

Definition of PIRQUET TEST

:  a tuberculin test made by applying a drop of tuberculin to a scarified spot on the skin—called also Pirquet reaction

Biographical Note for PIRQUET TEST

Pir·quet von Ce·se·na·ti·co \pir-ˈkā-fən-chā-se-ˈnät-i-kō\ , Clemens Peter (1874–1929), Austrian physician. Pirquet is remembered for his fundamental work on tuberculosis and allergy. In 1907 he introduced a cutaneous reaction test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis that is now known as the Pirquet test.
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