GOETSCHS SKIN REACTION
\ɡˈə͡ʊt͡ʃz skˈɪn ɹɪˈakʃən], \ɡˈəʊtʃz skˈɪn ɹɪˈakʃən], \ɡ_ˈəʊ_tʃ_z s_k_ˈɪ_n ɹ_ɪ__ˈa_k_ʃ_ə_n]\
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A test for hyperthyroidism: following the subcutaneous injection into the arm of 1 c.c. of a 1-2000 solution of epinephrin a white area surrounded by a red areola is formed; in about 30 minutes the white area takes on a bluish gray to lavender tint lasting from 60 to 90 minutes; the red areola then assumes this color which disappears from the center; the lavender areola persists for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or 4 hours after the injection; this reaction is indicative of hyperthyroidism and may be accompanied by rapid pulse, palpitation, and an increase in the nervous symptoms.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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