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glucose tolerance test

noun, Medicine/Medical
a diagnostic procedure in which a measured amount of glucose is ingested and blood samples are taken periodically as a means of detecting diabetes mellitus.
1920-25 Unabridged
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glucose tolerance test in Medicine

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.

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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