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intradermal

Line breaks: intra|der¦mal
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntrəˈdəːm(ə)l
 
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Definition of intradermal in English:

adjective

Situated or applied within the layers of the skin.
Example sentences
  • Serum antibodies, direct urine measurement, and intradermal skin tests for mold sensitivity demonstrated a high correlation with exposure and with alteration of the immune system.
  • These results suggest that penicillin can be given safely to patients with negative intradermal skin tests to penicillin.
  • Colonization was defined as having more than 15 colony-forming units of a pathogenic organism on the intradermal part of the catheter, as indicated by the semiquantitative roll-plate technique.

Derivatives

intradermally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • A gamma radiation emitting sulphur colloid is injected around the tumour before the operation, and a vital blue dye (isosulphan blue) is injected intradermally at the time of surgery.
  • The administration of recombinant hepatitis B vaccine intradermally in nonresponders may reduce this risk.
  • Poor glycaemic control was attributed to faulty insulin injection technique, leading to the insulin being given intradermally.

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