test meal

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test meal

 
a portion of food or foods given for the purpose of determining the functioning of the digestive tract.
barium test meal a meal containing barium sulfate as the opaque constituent; see also barium test.
motor test meal food or drink whose progress through the stomach, pylorus, and intestinal tract is observed fluoroscopically.
opaque test meal a meal containing some substance opaque to x-rays, permitting visualization of the gastrointestinal tract.

test meal

1. toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawing gastric contents for analysis;
2. administration of food containing a substance thought to be responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.

test meal

(test mēl) see under meal.

test meal

A nonspecific term for a diagnostic meal containing radiocontrast material (most often barium sulphate), after ingestion of which gastric content is retrieved to identify structural changes (e.g., polyps) or functional status (e.g., hypochlorhydria).

test meal

(test mēl)
1. Toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawal of gastric contents for analysis.
2. Administration of food containing a substance thought to be responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.

test meal

A now largely superseded test for the secretion of stomach acid. A small quantity of liquid food is left in the stomach for a short period and then sucked out through a tube for analysis.

test meal

(test mēl)
1. Toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawing gastric contents for analysis.
2. Administration of food containing a substance thought responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.

test meal

a portion of food or foods given for the purpose of determining the functioning of the digestive tract.

barium test meal
a meal containing barium sulfate as the opaque constituent. See also barium study.
motor test meal
food or drink whose progress through the stomach, pylorus and intestinal tract is observed fluoroscopically.
opaque test meal
a meal containing some substance opaque to x-rays, permitting visualization of the gastrointestinal tract.