sniff test


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sniff test

1. The act of questioning the viability of an idea or course of action. Josh thinks he has a solid plan, but it doesn't pass the sniff test for me—I don't see how it will be profitable.
2. In medicine, a test of the phrenic nerve in which the patient must sniff forcefully. Next, we're going to do a sniff test so that I can see exactly how your phrenic nerve is functioning.
3. In medicine, a way to recognize bacterial vaginosis (which presents with a fishlike odor). I've only done a sniff test so far, but I think that patient has bacterial vaginosis.
4. The act of smelling something to determine whether or not it has a fresh odor. These leftovers pass the sniff test, so I'll heat them up for lunch. You can't wear that shirt again without washing it—it definitely doesn't pass the sniff test!
See also: sniff, test
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The scratch - and - sniff test asks subjects to identify 40 odors and ranks olfaction as a normal or mildly, moderately, or severely impaired.
My dad applied the sniff test when he heard the news about eggs and went along with his normal breakfast routine.
Service technicians are dispatched over long distances to sniff test the odorant level and log leak calls, while statistical models are created from the sniff data to understand the flow of odorant through the distribution network.
Elections and term limits certainly pass the sniff test when it comes to being red herrings.
He adds that Louisiana has a stringent review process in place, denies expenditures that don't qualify and turns cases that don't pass the sniff test over to law enforcement.
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We can't do a sniff test from here obviously but, for further corroboration, you could show it to the next teenager you see," an insider said.
We developed a patch and sniff test using human volunteers to evaluate the resultant odors and ran our tests with each group of mice receiving each dietary treatment.
The perfume she eventually chooses to wear for her big day from her blind sniff test is the most expensive in the world - The Clive Christian No 1 Imperial Majesty Edition.
This particular sniff test is always a smart way to begin your day, and a critical safety procedure after refueling an inboard or I/O vessel.
The first test is a sniff test, and the second is a chemical test for 13 poly-cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the main constituent of crude oil.
Christine Esposito's article, Sniff Test, starts on p.
Formalized tests of olfaction include the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), the Alcohol Sniff Test, the Chicago Smell Test, and the olfactory threshold test of Amoore.
After a good washing in the same "trappers potion" the clothing has now passed the sniff test and is fit to be put in their drawers.