histamine test

A test for maximal production of gastric acidity or anacidity; after preliminary administration of an antihistamine, histamine acid phosphate is injected subcutaneously in a dose of 0.04 mg/kg of body weight, followed by analysis of gastric contents. ... Synonym: augmented histamine test. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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histamine test

any of several formerly common gastric function tests in which histamine was injected to stimulate secretion and measure output of hydrochloric acid by the stomach. a formerly used test for presence of a pheochromocytoma; persons with such a tumor would show first a fall and then a marked rise in blood pressure.&...
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histamine test

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a test for maximal production of gastric acidity or anacidity; after preliminary administration of an antihistamine, histamine acid phosphate is injected subcutaneously in a dose of 0.04 mg/kg of body weight, followed by analysis of gastric contents. Synonyms: augmented histamine test
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