Allen-Doisy unit

Allen-Doisy unit
in the Allen-Doisy test, the least amount of estrogen that causes cornification of vaginal epithelium in a spayed laboratory mouse. Called also mouse u.

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  • Allen-Doisy test unit — Al·len Doi·sy test, unit (alґən doiґse) [Edgar V. Allen, American anatomist, 1892–1943; Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist, 1893–1986] see under test and unit …   Medical dictionary

  • unit — 1. One; a single person or thing. 2. A standard of measure, weight, or any other quality, by multiplications or fractions of which a scale or system is formed. 3. A group of persons or things considered as a whole because of mutual activities or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Allen — Willard Myron, U.S. gynecologist, *1904. See Corner A. test, Corner A. unit, A. Masters syndrome. Edgar Van Nuys, U.S. physician, 1900–1961. See A. test. Alfred Henry, U.S. chemist, 1846–1904. See A. test. Edgar, U.S. endocrinologist, 1892–1943.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Doisy — Edward A., U.S. biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1893–1986. See Allen D. test, Allen D. unit …   Medical dictionary

  • mouse unit — Allen Doisy u …   Medical dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

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