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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.

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.

test meal

(test mēl) see under meal.

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).

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.

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A now largely superseded test for the secretion of stomach acid.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.

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.

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 study.
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.
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Twelve overweight or obese men consumed test meals designed as milkshakes with the same calories, taste and sweetness.
Iron absorption from the meals was measured using whole body radioactive counting before consumption of the test meals and 2 weeks after consumption; while blood Hb and serum ferritin were measured at both enrolment and completion.
The test meals were selected from 24 hour recall, and focus group discussions involving one hundred and seventy two (172) mothers and caregivers were carried out in Bangang and Bassessa, two rural localities in the West province of Cameroun.
05) between test meals for fasting values of RER, glucose, insulin, TG, or FFA.
Following the test meals composed of whole pecans and blended pecans, researchers found that amounts of gamma-tocopherols (vitamin E) in the body doubled eight hours after both meals, and oxygen radical absorbance capabilities (ORAC-a scientific method for measuring antioxidant power in the blood) increased 12 and 10 percent respectively two hours after the meals.
Test meals consisted of bread with the main proportion of carbohydrates derived from:
There were also no differences in appetite and food intake after representative test meals.
Fasting blood samples (4 ml) were drawn and following this, subjects ingested one of the test meals.
While the results from the test meals suggest that extra calcium may help calcium-deficient women curb their appetites while dieting, more research is needed to confirm that.
The pupils, from Tayside and Fife, received test meals which had healthy and not-so-healthy options.