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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Stomach acid test (STUH-mik A-sid …)
A test used to measure the amount of gastric acid made by the stomach. The patient receives an injection of the hormone gastrin or insulin. A tube is put through the nose or throat into the stomach and samples are taken from the stomach and sent to a laboratory for testing. Also called gastric acid secretion test and stomach acid stimulation test.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.