sweat test

noun

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

Examples of sweat test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t sweat test scores. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 17 Nov. 2020 Cystic fibrosis can be detected with a sweat test. Jessica Festa, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2015 Looking for a deodorant that passes the sweat test with flying colors? Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 22 Dec. 2021 And the sweat test remains one of the most important developments in the history of cystic fibrosis. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021 And the doctor credited with the development of the sweat test as well as the discovery of the link between cystic fibrosis and sweat is none other than Paul di Sant’Agnese, Dorothy Andersen’s mentee. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021 Instead of that incredibly invasive and uncomfortable procedure, the sweat test simply required collecting sweat from somewhere on a patient’s body. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021 The sweat test technology, also in development for several years, is expected to manifest for the masses via a wearable technology slated to launch next year. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 5 Sep. 2020 The most common way to diagnose CF is a sweat test — a painless test measuring the concentration of salt in a person's sweat. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, 9 Aug. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweat test was in 1978

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“Sweat test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20test. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

sweat test

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

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