from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A meal of definite quantity and quality given with a view to examining the contents of the stomach at a later hour, and thus determining the normal or abnormal condition of the gastric functions.
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Geliebter A, Westreich S, Gage D (1988) Gastric distention by balloon and test-meal intake in obese and lean subjects.
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