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tu·ber·cu·lin

 (to͝o-bûr′kyə-lĭn, tyo͝o-)
n.
A sterile liquid containing proteins extracted from cultures of tubercle bacilli and used in tests for tuberculosis.

[Latin tūberculum, tubercle; see tubercle + -in.]
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tuberculin

(tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn)
n
(Medicine) a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of attenuated tubercle bacillus and used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
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tu•ber•cu•lin

(tʊˈbɜr kyə lɪn, tyʊ-)

n.
a sterile liquid prepared from cultures of the tubercle bacillus, used in a scratch test for tuberculosis.
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Noun1.tuberculin - a sterile liquid containing a purified protein derivative of the tuberculosis bacterium; used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
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Translations

tuberculin

[tjʊˈbɜːkjʊlɪn] Ntuberculina f
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tuberculin

nTuberkulin nt; tuberculin-testedtuberkulingetestet
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tu·ber·cu·lin

n. tuberculina, compuesto preparado del bacilo de la tuberculosis usado en las pruebas de diagnóstico de infecciones de la tuberculosis.
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tuberculin

n tuberculina
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References in periodicals archive ?
CDC is expecting a 3-10 month nationwide shortage of Aplisol, a product of Par Pharmaceuticals, and one of two purified-protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin antigens licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in performing tuberculin skin tests.
In another study, it was detected to be the tuberculin skin test (TST) reactive of 122 HCWs (31%) (induration >5 mm), at a previous screening in the past.
For example, the World Health Organization recently endorsed the use of IGRAs for diagnosis of latent TB infection and cited QuantiFERON-TB Gold as one of two recommended alternatives to tuberculin skin tests in its Essential Diagnostics List.
[6,7] Most diagnostic procedures, such as chest radiographs and tuberculin skin testing, have reduced value in HIV-infected paediatric populations.
A total of 133 and 132 adult cattle and buffaloes above two years of age were screened with tuberculin testing for Paratuberculosis.
Traditionally, tuberculin skin test (TST) has been used for HCW TB screening; however its low specificity among BCG-vaccinated HCW and the boosting phenomenon of repeated tuberculin skin test may provide false positive results, with a potential negative consequence of unnecessary chest X rays and/or isoniazid prophylaxis.
The main method of testing in the US is a tuberculin skin test, in which the animal receives an injection of tuberculin in the skin and is checked for a reaction 72 hours later.
The skin test is the international standard for the diagnosis of bTB, and accordingly the cervical Single Intra-dermal Tuberculin test (SIT) is primarily used to screen both individual cattle and herds in continental Europe (1,2,3).
Objective: To compare the diagnostic efficacy and agreement of the traditional tuberculin skin test with QuantiFERON-Tuberculosis Gold In-Tube test for latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers.
It calls for targeted TB screening and prevention and also recommends the use of the interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) or the tuberculin skin test (TST) as testing options.
Effect of BCG vaccination and utility of tuberculin skin testing (TST) in severely malnourished children with tuberculosis remain a subject of interest.