72-hour fast

A test performed in a hospital to identify causes of hypoglycemia
There is no justification for a 72-hour fast outside of a legitimate medical setting and for valid indications

72-hour fast

Endocrinology A test performed in a hospital to ID causes of hypoglycemia. See Fast, Hypoglycemia.
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Referring to Modi, who broke his definite hunger strike on Monday evening, Modhvadia said he (Modi) was exposed to such an extent that he called off his 72-hour fast within 52 hours.
Continuity IRA prisoners at Maghaberry held a 72-hour fast this week, following on from 24 and 48-hour fasts over the summer.
The correct diagnosis can be confirmed by a 72-hour fast, which will decrease the patient's plasma glucose level and reproduce the neuroglycopenic symptoms, the investigators said.