bentiromide test


A test of pancreatic exocrine function in which orally administered bentiromide is cleaved by chymotrypsin within the lumen of the small intestine, releasing p-aminobenzoic acid. Diminished urinary excretion of p-aminobenzoic acid may indicate pancreatic insufficiency.

Nearby words

  1. bukkake,
  2. bukovina,
  3. bul,
  4. bul.,
  5. bulawayo,
  6. bulb fly,
  7. bulb keel,
  8. bulb mite,
  9. bulb of corpus spongiosum,
  10. bulb of eye

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