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Medical Term:

provocative Wassermann test

Pronunciation: vahs'er-mahn


an obsolete test of historical interest only; the use of the Wassermann test from 1 or 2 days to 1 or 2 weeks after the administration of arsphenamine or neoarsphenamine; the result may then be positive when before the giving of arsphenamine it was negative.

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