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  1. Termination codon Termination codon
    Termination codon: See: Stop codon....
  2. Test, allergy scratch Test, allergy scratch
    Test, allergy scratch: Test done on the skin to identify the allergy substance (the allergen) that is the trigger for an allergic reaction. A small amount of the suspected allergy-provoking substance is placed on the skin. The skin is then gently scratched through the small drop with a special ster...
  3. Test, allergy skin Test, allergy skin
    Test, allergy skin: Test done on the skin to identify the allergy substance (the allergen) that is triggering the allergic reaction. A small amount of the suspected allergy-provoking substance is placed on the skin. The skin is then gently scratched through the small drop with a special sterile ...
  4. Test, auditory brainstem response Test, auditory brainstem response
    Test, auditory brainstem response: See: ABR test....
  5. Test, Brazelton Test, Brazelton
    Test, Brazelton: A widely used test of the newborn baby as to their neurologic status and developmental progress. The Brazelton newborn test is formally called the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). However, the NBAS which was devised by the Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton is bett...
  6. Test, CA 125 Test, CA 125
    Test, CA 125: See: CA 125....
  7. Test, carcinoembryonic antigen Test, carcinoembryonic antigen
    Test, carcinoembryonic antigen: See: Carcinoembryonic antigen....
  8. Test, CEA Test, CEA
    Test, CEA: CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) is a protein found in many types of cells but associated with tumors and the developing fetus. CEA is tested in blood. The normal range is...
  9. Test, child development Test, child development
    Test, child development: A test of the status of a newborn, an infant or young child as regards their developmental progress. One of the first tests was devised by the pioneering pediatrician and child psychologist Arnold L. Gesell (1880-1961). Gesell founded the Clinic of Child Development at Yale...
  10. Test, Denver Developmental Screening Test, Denver Developmental Screening
    Test, Denver Developmental Screening: The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) is a widely used assessment for examining children 0-6 years of age as to their developmental progress. The name "Denver" reflects the fact that this screening test was created at the University of Colorado Medical ...
  11. Test, EPO Test, EPO
    Test, EPO: A test of the hormone EPO (erythropoietin) in blood. The EPO level can indicate bone marrow disorders, kidney disease, or EPO abuse. Testing EPO blood levels is of value if: Too little EPO might be responsible for too few red blood cells (such as in evaluating anemia). Too much EPO migh...
  12. Test, erythropoietin Test, erythropoietin
    Test, erythropoietin: A test of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in blood. An abnormal level of EPO may mean bone marrow or kidney disease or EPO abuse. Testing EPO blood levels is thus of value if: Too little EPO might be responsible for too few red blood cells (such as in evaluating anemia). To...
  13. Test, exercise Test, exercise
    Test, exercise: See exercise cardiac treadmill....
  14. Test, exercise cardiac stress Test, exercise cardiac stress
    Test, exercise cardiac stress: The exercise cardiac stress test (ECST) is the most widely used cardiac (heart) screening test. The patient exercises on a treadmill according to a standardized protocol, with progressive increases in the speed and elevation of the treadmill (typically changing at th...
  15. Test, exercise treadmill Test, exercise treadmill
    Test, exercise treadmill: See exercise cardiac treadmill....