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Ewald's test meal

Alternative eponyms

  • Boas-Ewald test meal

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A breakfast.

Description

A breakfast. An obsolete investigative method for quantitative analysis of the gastric juice and evaluation of the secretory function. It is now replaced by more precise methods of investigation.

Bibliography

  • I. Boas, C. A. Ewald:
    [Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Berlin, 1885, 101: 325-375.
    Beiträge zur Physiologie und Pathologie der Verdauung. II.
    [Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Berlin, 1886, 104: 271.

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