test meal

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test meal

 
a portion of food or foods given for the purpose of determining the functioning of the digestive tract.
barium test meal a meal containing barium sulfate as the opaque constituent; see also barium test.
motor test meal food or drink whose progress through the stomach, pylorus, and intestinal tract is observed fluoroscopically.
opaque test meal a meal containing some substance opaque to x-rays, permitting visualization of the gastrointestinal tract.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

test meal

1. toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawing gastric contents for analysis;
2. administration of food containing a substance thought to be responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.
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test meal

A nonspecific term for a diagnostic meal containing radiocontrast material (most often barium sulphate), after ingestion of which gastric content is retrieved to identify structural changes (e.g., polyps) or functional status (e.g., hypochlorhydria).
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test meal

(test mēl)
1. Toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawal of gastric contents for analysis.
2. Administration of food containing a substance thought to be responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

test meal

A now largely superseded test for the secretion of stomach acid. A small quantity of liquid food is left in the stomach for a short period and then sucked out through a tube for analysis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

test meal

(test mēl)
1. Toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawing gastric contents for analysis.
2. Administration of food containing a substance thought responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012