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Abbreviation for:
second primary tumour
secretin-pancreozymin test
serine palmitoyl
single patient trial
single primary tumour
skin-prick test
Specialist Planning Team 
Specialist Trainee (usually SpT)
supportive periodontal therapy
symptomatic palatal tremor

skin prick test



A means of assessing hypersensitivity to an allergen in which a small quantity of a suspected allergen is placed on the end of a needle, which is then used to penetrate the skin. A positive reaction to the test occurs when a wheal rises at the puncture site.


SPT occasionally triggers life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Patients undergoing allergy testing should be closely monitored for wheezing, stridor, hypotension, tachycardia, and other findings that suggest anaphylaxis or anaphylactoid reactions. They should be promptly treated with intramuscular epinephrine, antihistamines, inhaled bronchodilators, and oxygen if any of these reactions occur. Corticosteroids are used to prevent a biphasic reaction, in which symptoms recur several hours after initial treatment. Clinics where skin prick tests are performed should have a stock of resuscitation equipment ready in the room during allergy testing.
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As more and more organisations use penetration tests to assess the validity and accuracy of their environments the likelihood of discovering discrepancies amongst suppliers and internal teams used will invariably increase.
The time and cost savings of an overt operation outweigh the effort of maintaining secrecy for a covert one, and a penetration test performed with no prior knowledge provides the realism that matters most; it helps the company assess the amount of sensitive information available to outsiders and how potential cyber-criminals would go about gathering and using such information.
Penetration tests are designed to identify security deficiencies and evaluate the effectiveness of safeguards by mimicking the actions of real-life attackers, using the same processes and tools a hacker would use to infiltrate a company's information systems.
The scope of the penetration tests will include all networks.
This on-demand penetration test is suitable for SMEs who are concerned about their online property's security but don't have a big budget to invest.
The report offers multiple explanations for these findings: -- After penetration testing developers did not fix the identified vulnerabilities either because they did not know how to fix them, or because they ignored the results of the test -- New vulnerabilities were introduced by developers during the time between tests -- either as part of the normal evolution of the Web site, or as part of an attempt to fix vulnerabilities identified during the penetration test.
Today, in-house security managers have two options: one, to commission regular, traditional penetration tests, in other words an 'audit' of a company's security systems, often once or twice a year; or two, sign up to automated external scanning services.
The two most commonly used types of tests are penetration tests and vulnerability scanning tests; these are usually accompanied by a network architecture security analysis.
Despite the increasingly number of wireless devices, these security and information technology professionals contend that physical penetration tests for defending computer systems and companies neglect wireless traffic outside of Bluetooth and 802.