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glucose tolerance test

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noun Medicine/Medical.

a diagnostic procedure in which a measured amount of glucose is ingested and blood samples are taken periodically as a means of detecting diabetes mellitus.

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Origin of glucose tolerance test

First recorded in 1920–25
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Medical definitions for glucose tolerance test

glucose tolerance test

n.

A test for evaluating the body's capability to metabolize glucose and based upon the ability of the liver to absorb and store excess glucose as glycogen.
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