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scratch test

n.
A test for allergy performed by scratching the skin and applying an allergen to the wound.

scratch test

n
(Medicine) med a skin test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by placing the allergen to be tested over an area of lightly scratched skin. A positive reaction is typically indicated by the formation of a weal

scratch′ test`


n.
a test for an allergy in which the skin is scratched and an allergen applied to the area.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.scratch test - a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
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have obvious effects on the scratch resistance of PP [6-9], Those factors influence the scratch performance by altering the mechanical properties of PP, as well as changing the coefficient of friction between the PP and the scratch tip [8, 9], The integrated approach of scratch test and finite element analysis is a practicable tool to obtain a better understanding of the scratch behavior of PP [10-13].
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Before the experimental procedures were undertaken, each volleyball player visited the sport center to receive instruction about the study and to participate in a familiarization trial to practice back scratch test, spike skill assessment [23] where the spike speed data of the participants were recorded in another session to be used for the reliability statistics followed by the rotator cuff muscle strength test [24,25] on a volleyball court.
Therefore, scratch test is conducted in this direction to consider the worst-case scenario.
SFT comprises the following six components: (1) arm curl test (for upper body strength), (2) chair stand test (for lower body strength), (3) back scratch test (for upper body flexibility), (4) chair sit and reach test (for lower body flexibility), (5) eight foot up and go test (for agility/dynamic balance), and (6) 2-min step test (for aerobic endurance).
Scratch test Hardwood floors or laminate provide a room with warmth, while being incredibly easy to mop clean - so perfect for pet owners.
To check if you have dry skin, perform a scratch test on your arm by dragging your fingernail lightly across your skin.
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Figure 10 gives a highly schematic representation of the scratch test which can be thought of as an extension of the indentation test with the added feature that the indenter is translated along the sample surface as well into the coating.
Microindentation and scratch tests were performed, respectively, with a Vickers hardness testing machine and scratch test.
The inferior Apley's scratch test improved somewhat from the 20 cm pre-treatment discrepancy to a 14 cm post-treatment discrepancy.