Nasal scraping

Nasal scraping

Pathological material obtained for clinical study by scratching the inner surface of the nose with a clinical instrument.
Mentioned in: Leprosy
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Techniques to study potential health effects include multiple methods to study the impact of pollutants on the respiratory tract, including acoustic thinometry, nasal peak inspiratory flow, nasal scraping, nasal lavage, olfactory testing, and trigeminal nerve sensory acuity.
The definition also adds this rather unpleasant pronunciation guide: "Pronounced as a nasal scraping sound.
Nasal scrapings also tested positive for acid-fast bacilli and polymerase chain reaction confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium leprae.