Wada test


Wa·​da test ˈwä-də- How to pronounce Wada test (audio)
: a procedure for identifying which hemisphere of the brain is dominant for language and memory function and that typically involves anesthetizing one hemisphere at a time (as by the injection of amobarbital into the internal carotid artery) and having the patient perform several cognitive tasks (such as identifying words or pictures or counting backwards)
… a Wada test, is performed before neurosurgery to protect important brain processing centers from disturbance.Jamie Talan, Newsday

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“Wada test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Wada%20test. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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