Meltzer-Lyon test

Melt·zer-Ly·on test

(melt'zĕr lī'on),
a test used in diagnosis of gallbladder conditions: 25 mL of a 25% solution of magnesium sulfate is delivered into the region of the sphincter of Oddi through a duodenal tube, causing contraction of the gallbladder, relaxation of the sphincter, and the expulsion of bile from the common duct and gallbladder; bile from the common duct is relatively pale and is expelled first, that from the gallbladder follows; samples aspirated from the tube are examined for pus cells, pigment granules, epithelial cells, cholesterol, and the like.
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Meltzer-Lyon test

An obsolete term for the use of MgSO4—which causes a contraction of the gallbladder and relaxation of the sphincter of Oddi—to retrieve intact bile for chemical or cytological assessment.
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B.B. Vincent, U.S. physician, 1880-1953.
Meltzer-Lyon test - see under Meltzer, Samual J


Samuel J., U.S. physiologist, 1851-1920.
Meltzer law - all living functions are continually controlled by two opposite forces: augmentation and inhibition. Synonym(s): law of contrary innervation
Meltzer-Lyon test - used in diagnosis of gallbladder conditions.
Meltzer sign - loss of second sound on auscultation of the heart after swallowing.
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