Medical Definition of Xylose tolerance test

1. This test measures the intestine's ability to absorb the simple sugar, D-xylose. This is an indicator for whether or not nutrients are being absorbed properly in the intestine. This test is often used to evaluate persistent diarrhoea, weight loss, malnutrition and cases of suspected malabsorption. Abnormal results may be seen in the following conditions: Crohn's disease, Giardiasis, hookworm infestation, radiation enteritis, celiac sprue, viral gastroenteritis and Whipple's disease. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xylose Tolerance Test

xylopyranose
xylopyranoses
xylopyranoside
xylopyranosides
xylopyranosyl
xylopyrography
xyloquinone
xyloquinones
xylorcin
xylorimba
xylorimbas
xylos
xylose
xylose isomerase
xylose test
xylose tolerance test (current term)
xyloses
xylosidase
xylosidases
xyloside
xylosma
xylostein
xylostroma
xylostromata
xylostyptic ether
xylosyl
xylosylprotein
xylosylprotein 4-beta-galactosyltransferase
xylosyltransferase
xylosyltransferases

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