insulin hypoglycaemia testmedical dictionary

A test to determine the completeness of vagotomy for peptic ulcer; after the surgical procedure is performed, insulin is administered to cause hypoglycaemia; if vagotomy is complete, the acid output from the stomach following administration of insulin is less than that before insulin administration; if the reverse if true, incomplete vagotomy is likely.

Synonyms: Hollander test.

American spelling: insulin hypoglycemia test

(05 Mar 2000)