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Ames test

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[Bruce Nathan Ames, U.S. biochemist, b. 1928]
A laboratory test of the mutagenicity of chemicals. Special strains of organisms are incubated with the test chemical, and their growth is an indicator of the mutagenicity of the substance. Most chemicals that test positive are carcinogens. Use of the test has helped reduce the use of mammals for tests of mutagenicity.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Ames Test." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730862/all/Ames_test.
Ames test. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730862/all/Ames_test. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Ames test. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730862/all/Ames_test
Ames Test [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730862/all/Ames_test.
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