72-hour fast

A test performed in a hospital to identify causes of hypoglycemia
There is no justification for a 72-hour fast outside of a legitimate medical setting and for valid indications

72-hour fast

Endocrinology A test performed in a hospital to ID causes of hypoglycemia. See Fast, Hypoglycemia.
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Referring to Modi, who broke his definite hunger strike on Monday evening, Modhvadia said he (Modi) was exposed to such an extent that he called off his 72-hour fast within 52 hours.
25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Janitors who lost their jobs cleaning JPMorgan Chase-owned Century Plaza towers began a 72-hour fast and vigil today outside of 2000 Avenue of the Stars to draw attention to the deep inequity in our economy and the need for U.
Continuity IRA prisoners at Maghaberry held a 72-hour fast this week, following on from 24 and 48-hour fasts over the summer.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to institute a prolonged, 72-hour fast (3) to provoke hypoglycemia, and this should be done only in a supervised setting, such as a hospital.
The correct diagnosis can be confirmed by a 72-hour fast, which will decrease the patient's plasma glucose level and reproduce the neuroglycopenic symptoms.