sweat test

noun

Definition of sweat test

: a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content

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1978

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sweat test

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: a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content

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