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Medical Term:

histamine test

 

Definition: 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(s): augmented histamine test

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