glucose tolerance test

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.

Origin:
1920–25

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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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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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