hypoxemia test

an·ox·e·mi·a test

an obsolete test for coronary insufficiency; the patient breathes a mixture of 10% oxygen and 90% nitrogen; if anginal pain or electrocardiographic abnormalities are induced, the test is positive.
Synonym(s): hypoxemia test

hypoxemia test

An obsolete clinical test for evaluating coronary insufficiency, in which a subject breathed a 9:1 ratio of nitrogen to oxygen, measuring endpoints of ormat pain or electrocardiographic abnormalities; the hypomexia test was supplanted by I stress testing and ancillary studies.
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