bentiromide test

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bentiromide test n.
A test of pancreatic exocrine function in which orally administered bentiromide is cleaved by chymotrypsin within the lumen of the small intestine, releasing p-aminobenzoic acid. Diminished urinary excretion of p-aminobenzoic acid may indicate pancreatic insufficiency.

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