Draize test

noun

: a test for harmfulness of chemicals to the human eye that involves dropping the test substance into one eye of a rabbit without anesthesia using the other eye as a control

called also Draize eye test

Word History

Etymology

John H. Draize †1992 American pharmacologist

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Draize test was in 1967

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“Draize test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Draize%20test. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Draize test

noun
: a test that is used as a criterion for harmfulness of chemicals to the human eye and that involves dropping the test substance into one eye of rabbits without anesthesia with the other eye used as a control

called also Draize eye test

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