Palmer acid test for peptic ulcer

Pal·mer ac·id test for pep·tic ul·cer

(pahl'mĕr),
in duodenal ulcer, the administration of acid by duodenal tube causes severe pain.

Palmer acid test for peptic ulcer

An obsolete test for a peptic ulcer of the duodenum in which acid was administered by tube to evoke pain, thereby confirming the presence of an ulcer; provocative tests for ulcer disease have been abandoned in favour of endoscopy and radiological examination.
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