glucose tolerance test n.
A test for evaluating the body's capability to metabolize glucose and based upon the ability of the liver to absorb and store excess glucose as glycogen.
glucose tolerance test
procedure to assess the ability of the body to metabolize glucose, the principal blood sugar. In persons with normal, or slightly elevated, blood-sugar levels, the body tolerance to sugar is measured in a stressful situation induced by administering a large amount of glucose.
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