thyroid suppression test

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thy·roid sup·pres·sion test

a thyroid function test used to diagnose difficult cases of hyperthyroidism, now largely replaced by the thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test; triiodothyronine is administered for a week to 10 days, and a reduction of its uptake by the thyroid gland to less than half of the initial uptake is a normal response.
Synonym(s): Werner test


F.F., early 20th century German chemist.
Werner test - Synonym(s): thyroid suppression test