- carbon 13 (heavy carbon) or carbon 14 (radioactive carbon) and measuring the subsequent levels of labeled carbon dioxide in the patient's breath; the labeled compound may be found to be metabolized normally, too fast, or too slow in the gastrointestinal tract.
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breath test — breath tests N COUNT A breath test is a test carried out by police in which a driver blows into a piece of equipment to show how much alcohol he or she has drunk. We do need to do more than simply conduct random breath tests … English dictionary
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breath test — breath ,test noun count a test in which police officers check how much alcohol a driver has drunk using a BREATHALYZER … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
breath test — ► NOUN ▪ a test in which a driver is made to blow into a breathalyser … English terms dictionary
breath test — a test by breath analyzer. [1965 70] * * * breath test noun A test carried out on a person s breath, by breathalyser or other device, to determine how much alcohol that person has consumed • • • Main Entry: ↑breath * * * breath test UK US noun… … Useful english dictionary
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breath test — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms breath test : singular breath test plural breath tests a test in which police officers check how much alcohol a driver has drunk using a breathalyzer … English dictionary
breath test — noun a test in which a driver is made to blow into a breathalyser. verb (breath test) test with a breathalyser … English new terms dictionary
breath test — test carried out by breath analyzer; breathalyzer test, test given by police to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated; diagnostic test wherein endogenous or exogenous substances are measured in samples of… … English contemporary dictionary
breath test — /ˈbrɛθ tɛst / (say breth test) noun any test of the breath from which an estimate of the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream can be made … Australian English dictionary