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

Examples of sweat test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 See More

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First Known Use of sweat test

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweat test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20test. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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sweat test

noun

Medical 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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