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test meal

 

Definition:

  1. toast and tea, or crackers and tea, or gruel or other bland food, given to stimulate gastric secretion before withdrawing gastric contents for analysis;
  2. administration of food containing a substance thought to be responsible for symptoms, such as an allergic reaction.
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