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Sunday, March 13, 2016

"Skin test" nghĩa là gì?

Cắm kim tiêm vào đâu đây? Photo courtesy KT King.

'Skin test' nghĩa là kiểm tra phản ứng da, kiểm tra mức độ dị ứng của da (A skin prick test, also called a puncture or scratch test, checks for immediate allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once. This test is usually done to identify allergies to pollen (phấn hoa), mold (mốc), pet dander (gàu của vật nuôi), dust mites and foods. In adults, the test is usually done on the forearm (cẳng tay)).

Ví dụ
"It would be beneficial to have an evaluation with an allergist (bác sĩ chuyên trị các chứng dị ứng) with simple skin test for example to see whether they can tolerate this food introduction."

People who have spent time with someone with MDR-TB disease can become infected with MDR-TB bacteria. If they have a positive skin test reaction, preventive therapy (liệu pháp) is important for those at high risk of developing MDR-TB disease, such as children and HIV-infected people.

During an exercise testing, patients walk or pedal for a few minutes, which is used to reveal how the lungs move oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the bloodstream (mạch máu). In addition, a skin test for tuberculosis (bệnh lao) may be requested to exclude the possibility of tuberculosis.

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"Skin friction" nghĩa là gì?

Nhớ dùng chất bôi trơn để giảm ma sát*. Photo courtesy Anais Gómez-C.

'Skin friction' nghĩa là ma sát mặt ngoài, ma sát bề mặt (friction between a fluid and the surface of a solid moving through it or between a moving fluid and its enclosing surface; the part of the drag of an airplane or of the head resistance of a ship due to the friction of air or of air and water).

Ví dụ
Here surface textures are applied to reduce skin friction and to create silky soft surfaces.

XLAB’s aero bag product line includes numerous design features. All bags are made out of a low skin friction woven material and a non-slip bottom, gripping the top tube.

For positioning, you may also place your legs straight, close together and parallel instead of widely apart while you are in the “missionary” (tư thế truyền giáo) or side-lying position. Last, use just enough water-based (rather than an oil- or silicone-based) lubricant (chất bôi trơn) to facilitate comfortable entry, but not so much that it eliminates pleasurable skin-against-skin friction.

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"Skin food" nghĩa là gì?

Strawberries are seen as the best skin food. Photo courtesy Faith Goble.

'Skin food' nghĩa là thuốc dưỡng da.

Ví dụ
Loaded with the goodness of vitamin C, strawberries are seen as the best skin food. A spoonful of chia seeds offers Omega 3 fatty acid that helps nourish the skin from inside. By adding homemade curd you bring in the probiotic bacteria that boost your gut health.

Om Remedies is a local "seed to skin" company that produces a variety of cannabis topicals and tinctures, all of which are, at least subtly, marketed toward women. Its Love Balm, an "aphrodisiac (thuốc kích dục), personal lubricant (chất bôi trơn) and edible skin food," and Cloud 9 Massage Oil are the kind of things women buy and put on their nightstand in hopes their partners will ask, "What is that?"

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