Thormahlen test

Thor·mäh·len test

(tor'mā-len),
a test for melanin; the suspected liquid is treated with sodium nitroprusside, caustic potash, and acetic acid; if melanin is present, the solution takes on a deep blue color.

Thor·mäh·len test

(tōr'mā-len test)
A test for melanin; the suspected liquid is treated with sodium nitroprusside, caustic potash, and acetic acid; if melanin is present, the solution takes on a deep blue color.

Thormählen,

Johann, 19th century German physician.
Thormählen test - for melanin.
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