provocative test

pro·voc·a·tive test

any procedure in which a suspected pathophysiologic abnormality is deliberately induced by manipulating conditions known to provoke that abnormality.

provocative test

A method of obtaining diagnostic information by deliberately provoking a characteristic disease reaction.

pro·voc·a·tive test

(prŏ-vokă-tiv test)
Any procedure in which a suspected pathophysiologic abnormality is deliberately induced by manipulating conditions known to provoke that abnormality.
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The committee notes that although there is no single clinical, imaging or provocative test that definitely confirms the SI joint as a primary pain source, a critical step in confirming the SI joint as the source of pain involves a diagnostic intra-articular injection of the SI joint with local anesthetic.
A more sensitive provocative test is the pressure-flexion test, in which the elbow is flexed and pressure applied over the cubital tunnel for 30 seconds, with paraesthesia being reproduced in the ulna nerve distribution.
But the United States and its allies have nevertheless reacted angrily to what they see as a provocative test of a long-range Taepodong-2 (Unha-2) missile.
Its provocative test in July, like a previous one in 1998, was a flop.
WuDunn again responds: "Drinking a large quantity of fluid over a short period of time will cause a brief (less than one hour) increase in eye pressure in most persons, especially those with glaucoma, and is the basis of the water provocative test used occasionally in testing for glaucoma.
The possibility of false negative provocative test results was first demonstrated in a single case report involving the use of digital subtraction angiography (Bolton et al.
Lidocaine injection into external carotid branches: Provocative test to preserve cranial nerve function in therapeutic embolization.
In one of her finest two hours ever on screen during a controversial film career, Demi plays Lt Jordan O'Neil, a naval intelligence officer selected to be guinea-pig in a provocative test case.
His physicians suspected that his spells were nonepileptic seizures (NES) and undertook a provocative test described in the neurological literature to confirm this diagnosis.
1) is the provocative test for the MCL; it is a modification of the moving valgus test.
The pentagastrin test for CT is the most widely used provocative test for the diagnosis of MTC and for assessment of cure after surgery for MTC in patients with undetectable basal CT concentrations.
If a blood test shows lead even at a low level, it's worthwhile considering doing a provocative test.