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laboratory

 [lab´rah-tor″e]
a place equipped for making tests or doing experimental work.
clinical laboratory
1. one for examination of materials derived from the human body (such as fluids, tissues, or cells) for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.
2. a setting in which learners can apply to clients skills learned in a clinical laboratory.
college laboratory a comprehensive college learning environment to acquire necessary skills; a well-equipped college laboratory for students of health care professions will include audiovisual learning modules and computer-aided instruction and will provide the opportunity to practice skills on simulated clients.

lab·o·ra·to·ry

(lab'ŏ-ră-tō'rē, lab'ră-),
A place equipped for the performance of tests, experiments, and investigative procedures and for the preparation of reagents, therapeutic chemical materials, and so on.
[Mediev. L. laboratorium, a workplace, fr. L. laboro, pp. -atus, to labor]

laboratory

/lab·o·ra·to·ry/ (lab´rah-tor″e) a place equipped for making tests or doing experimental work.
clinical laboratory  one for examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

laboratory

(lăb′rə-tôr′ē)
n. pl. laborato·ries
1.
a. A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research.
b. An academic period devoted to work or study in such a place.
2. A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
3. A place for practice, observation, or testing.

laboratory (lab)

[lab′ərətôr′e]
Etymology: L, laborare, to labor
1 n, a facility, room, building, or part of a building in which scientific research, experimentation, testing, or other investigative activities are carried out.
2 adj, pertaining to a laboratory.

laboratory

A place in a hospital or research facility where a sample of material is analysed.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, lah BORE uh tory
Medspeak-US: pronounced, LAB ruh tory

laboratory

Lab medicine A facility for the biological, microbiological, serologic, chemical, hematology, immunohematologic, biophysical, cytologic, pathologic, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for diagnosing, perventing, or treating disease or impairment of, or assessment of human. See Accredited lab, Behavioral care lab, Bio-analytical lab, Core lab, Cardiac cath lab, Expert lab, Family Research lab, Full service lab, MediaLab lab, Meth lab, Mobile lab, Physician office lab, Reference lab, Special-function lab, Specialized lab, Stat lab. Cf CLIA 88, Collecting station.

lab·o·ra·to·ry

(lab'ŏ-ră-tōr-ē, lă-bōr'ă-trē)
A place equipped for the performance of tests, experiments, and investigative procedures and for the preparation of reagents and therapeutic and chemical materials.

lab·o·ra·to·ry

(lab'ŏ-ră-tōr-ē, lă-bōr'ă-trē)
Place equipped for performance of tests, experiments, and procedures and for preparation of reagents and therapeutic chemical materials.

laboratory

a place equipped for making tests or doing experimental work.

laboratory animals
the group of animals constantly used in laboratories for general research in all subjects. Includes rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs. In special-use laboratories additional animal species can be added, e.g. hamsters, nonhuman primates, amphibians, fowl, sheep and pigs.
clinical laboratory
one for examination of materials derived from the animal body for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease.
laboratory findings
the results of laboratory examinations, usually with analyses and judgments.
maximum containment laboratory
one designed and equipped to provide the highest level of security in the handling of infectious agents that are serious pathogens for humans and animals. See biosafety.
laboratory rat
see Sprague-Dawley, Wistar and Long-Evans rat.

Patient discussion about laboratory

Q. Are there any lab tests used. Are there any lab tests that can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia disease?

A. Yes Liam, there are lots of lab tests to diagnose (or better understand fibromyalgia) but are only used in the research setting. Using them in the clinical setting doesn't help the patient because it doesn't help the problem of not having effective treatments. Many researchers are working on a simple lab test for the office.

Q. Can fibromyalgia be diagnosed through laboratory test? If not, what is the mode of diagnosis of the same?

A. Yes, that is true. All the testing is done to rule out other problems, then they look at the 18 trigger points and other symptoms suffers have such as chronic fatigue, headaches, pain that has lasted more than three months, irritable bowel, disturbed sleep, restless leg syndrome, etc. That's why it is so frustrating for those of us that suffer with fibromyalgai. You are run through blood test, mri's, cat scans, reffered to different doctors and you begin to feel like you are nuts and " it is in your head" then when you get the diagnosis most often you are greatly releived just to know what is wrong. I also suggest using a doctor that treats fibromyalgai if you are beginning this "journey" b/c once I did I found everything alot easier and was explained the test why's and so forth alot better. I felt I was being tested b/c they didn't know what was wrong and I had insurance. Once I got the this is to rule out this b/c it has these symptoms you are experiencing I coped

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If in some hideous dissecting-room or fetid laboratory you found this man lying on a leaden table with red gutters scooped out in it for the blood to flow through, you would simply look upon him as an admirable subject.
I remember vividly the flickering light, his queer, broad head in silhouette, the dance of the shadows, how we all followed him, puzzled but incredulous, and how there in the laboratory we beheld a larger edition of the little mechanism which we had seen vanish from before our eyes.
Doctor Cacaphodel, the alchemist, returned to his laboratory with a prodigious fragment of granite, which he ground to powder, dissolved in acids, melted in the crucible, and burned with the blow-pipe, and published the result of his experiments in one of the heaviest folios of the day.
They were to seclude themselves in the extensive apartments occupied by Aylmer as a laboratory, and where, during his toilsome youth, he had made discoveries in the elemental powers of Nature that had roused the admiration of all the learned societies in Europe.
The bottle was downstairs in my laboratory, so leaving my patient seated in his chair, I ran down to get it.
We want to win praise and admiration--or fame as we prefer to name it--and so we write great books, and paint grand pictures, and sing sweet songs; and toil with willing hands in study, loom, and laboratory.
Four or five years earlier he had taken a year's course at a technological college at Worcester, and dabbled in the laboratory with a friendly professor of physics; and the images supplied by that experience still cropped up, at unexpected moments, through the totally different associations of thought in which he had since been living.
It is true that all the muses and love and religion hate these developments, and will find a way to punish the chemist who publishes in the parlor the secrets of the laboratory.
Terrible astrologies took place in that laboratory.
A laboratory had been fitted up, army classes were instituted; they all said the character of the school was changing.
Returning to France, I spent some months in a research into the coal-tar derivatives, which I conducted in a laboratory at Montpellier, in the south of France.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.

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