- a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in the diagnosis and, formerly, in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Origin of tuberculin
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I was fascinated and horrified by the hospital scenes in the book, when Conan Doyle is visiting people treated with tuberculin.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure
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It works on the same principle as the tuberculin test for tuberculosis.Being Well-Born
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It is at this stage that the tuberculin test comes to the aid of the stockman.Outlines of dairy bacteriology
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In such dairies the tuberculin test is used at regular intervals, and the herd inspected frequently by competent veterinarians.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition
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Inspectors may subject any cattle showing symptoms of tuberculosis to the tuberculin test before allowing them to enter.Canada West 1914
Subsequent experiments showed that tuberculin exercised quite a different action to that of healing.The Pros and Cons of Vivisection
- a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
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- A sterile liquid culture containing proteins of tubercle bacilli used chiefly in diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.
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