glucose tolerance test

noun

Medical Definition of glucose tolerance test

: a test of the body's ability to metabolize glucose that involves the administration of a measured dose of glucose to the fasting stomach and the determination of glucose levels in the blood and urine at measured intervals thereafter and that is used especially to detect diabetes mellitus

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“Glucose tolerance test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glucose%20tolerance%20test. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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