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glucose tolerance tests
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A test to determine the ability of an individual to maintain homeostasis of blood glucose. It includes measuring blood glucose levels in a fasting state, and at prescribed intervals before and after oral glucose intake (75 or 100 g) or intravenous infusion (0.5 g/kg).
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intravenous glucose-tolerance test
oral glucose tolerance test
Broader Term
diagnostic techniques
Related Term
blood glucose
glycemic effect
glycemic index
pruebas de tolerancia a la glucosa
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