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False Positive Reactions

"False Positive Reactions" 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.

Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "False Positive Reactions" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "False Positive Reactions" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 530 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 33 publications in 2006 and 2010 and 2011 and 2014
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