Schick test

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noun \ˈshik-\

Definition of Schick test

  1. :  a test for susceptibility to diphtheria by cutaneous injection of a diluted diphtheria toxin that causes an area of reddening and induration in susceptible individuals

Origin and Etymology of schick test

Béla Schick


First Known Use: 1916


Medical Dictionary

Schick test

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noun \ˈshik-\

Medical Definition of Schick test

  1. :  a serological test for susceptibility to diphtheria by cutaneous injection of a diluted diphtheria toxin that causes an area of reddening and induration in susceptible individuals

Biographical Note for schick test

Schick

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Béla

(1877–1967), American pediatrician. In 1913 Schick announced his development of the Schick test for susceptibility to diphtheria. The test was a safe, reliable method of detection that eliminated the unnecessary use of sera with serious side effects.

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