Definition of Draize test
: 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
Origin and Etymology of draize test
John H. Draize †1992 American pharmacologist
First Known Use: 1980See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of Draize test
: 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
Biographical Note for draize test
John Henry (1900–1992), American pharmacologist. Draize spent the better part of his career as a pharmacologist with the United States government's Food and Drug Administration. His areas of research included skin pharmacology, the toxicity and pharmacology of drugs, and the testing of cosmetics. He introduced the Draize test for cosmetics in 1944.
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