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Biological Assay

"Biological Assay" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A method of measuring the effects of a biologically active substance using an intermediate in vivo or in vitro tissue or cell model under controlled conditions. It includes virulence studies in animal fetuses in utero, mouse convulsion bioassay of insulin, quantitation of tumor-initiator systems in mouse skin, calculation of potentiating effects of a hormonal factor in an isolated strip of contracting stomach muscle, etc.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Biological Assay" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Biological Assay" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 318 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2007
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