sweat test
noun Date: 1978 a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content

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  • Sweat test — The sweat test measures the concentration of chloride and sodium that is excreted in sweat. It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF).BackgroundCystic fibrosis is caused by defects in a protein found in many tissues, including the airways and… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweat test — A simple test used to evaluate a patient who is suspected of having cystic fibrosis (CF). The goal of the test is to painlessly stimulate the patient’s skin to produce a large enough amount of sweat, which may then be absorbed by a special filter …   Medical dictionary

  • sweat test — noun : a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject s sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sweat chloride test — A simple test used to evaluate a patient who is suspected of having cystic fibrosis (CF). The goal of the test is to painlessly stimulate the patient’s skin to produce a large enough amount of sweat, which may then be absorbed by a special filter …   Medical dictionary

  • SWEAT (hypothesis) — SWEAT stands for southwestern United States and East Antarctica, which theorizes that the southwestern United States was at one time connected to East Antarctica.A hypothesis for a late Precambrian fit of western North America with the Australia… …   Wikipedia

  • sweat blood — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be very much worried. * /The engine of the airplane stopped, and the pilot sweated blood as he glided to a safe landing./ 2. To work very hard. * /Jim sweated blood to finish his composition on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sweat blood — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be very much worried. * /The engine of the airplane stopped, and the pilot sweated blood as he glided to a safe landing./ 2. To work very hard. * /Jim sweated blood to finish his composition on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Test, sweat — A common and simple test used to evaluate a patient who is suspected of having cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common lethal genetic disease affecting Caucasians. Also called the sweat chloride test. The goal of the test is to painlessly stimulate …   Medical dictionary

  • Test, sweat chloride — A common and simple test used to evaluate a patient who is suspected of having cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common lethal genetic disease affecting Caucasians. The goal of the test is to painlessly stimulate the patientąs skin to produce a… …   Medical dictionary

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