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German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925) Agust von Wassermann , Wassermann
removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes biteplate , bite plate
diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram) cardiography , electrocardiography
deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout chalkstone , tophus
mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures chemical diabetes , latent diabetes
injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes clyster , enema
blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test complement fixation test
assay conducted for diagnostic purposes diagnostic assay , diagnostic test
form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions disorganized schizophrenia , disorganized type schizophrenia , hebephrenia , hebephrenic schizophrenia
noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart echocardiography
noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study the anatomy of the brain echoencephalography
diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray GI series
removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes lumbar puncture , spinal puncture , spinal tap
diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays mammography
tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes percussion , pleximetry
any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality prenatal diagnosis
bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes specimen
diagnostic sign stigma
skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease stigma
diagnostic technique using a thermograph to record the heat produced by different parts of the body; used to study blood flow and to detect tumors thermography
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