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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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Health care; Tuberculosis

The inability of a person to react to skin-test antigens (even if the person is infected with the organisms tested) because of immunosuppression.


Health care; Tuberculosis

A small room leading from a corridor into an isolation room; this room can act as an airlock, preventing the escape of contaminants from the isolation room into the corridor.


Health care; Tuberculosis

A structural unit (e.g., a hospital ward or laboratory) or functional unit (e.g., an internal medicine service) in which HCWs provide services to and share air with a specific ...

Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (BCG) vaccine

Health care; Tuberculosis

BCG is a vaccine used in many parts of the world against tuberculosis that is derived from a strain of the attenuated or weakened live bovine tuberculosis bacillus. The weakened ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

One of the most often used radiometric methods for detecting the early growth of mycobacteria in culture. It provides rapid growth (in 7-14 days) and rapid drug-susceptibility ...

booster phenomenon

Health care; Tuberculosis

A phenomenon in which some persons (especially older adults) who are skin tested many years after infection with M. tuberculosis have a negative reaction to an initial skin test, ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

A procedure for examining the respiratory tract that requires inserting an instrument (a bronchoscope) through the mouth or nose and into the trachea. The procedure can be used to ...