palmitin test

pal·min test

, palmitin test
a test of pancreatic efficiency, based on the finding that the presence of fat in the stomach causes the pylorus to open and admit the pancreatic juice; this splits the palmin so that an examination of the stomach contents, after a test meal containing palmin, will reveal the presence of fatty acids.
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palmitin test

An obsolete and unwieldy test of pancreatic exocrine function based on the ability of fat in the stomach to cause the pylorus to open; this allows the pancreatic secretions to enter the stomach and breakdown the palmitin (tripalmitin), which is identified by gastric aspiration.
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