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Medical Term:

Meckel scan

Pronunciation: mek'el

Definition: use of 99mtechnetium pertechnetate in a scan of the small bowel to detect ectopic gastric mucosa in a Meckel diverticulum; the pertechnetate anion is secreted by epithelial cells in the gastric mucosa.

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