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test

noun analysis, audit, check, checkup, effort, examination, experience, experiment, exploration, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, interrogation, observation, questioning, quiz, research, scrutiny, search, study, survey, trial, try, tryout
Associated concepts: blood test, clear and present danger test, compelling state interest test, prudent man test, right from wrong test, substantial evidence test
See also: attempt, canon, check, criterion, endeavor, experiment, indagation, inquiry, poll, question, research, survey, trial, try, venture

TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Results of nonstress tests in 112 pregnant women being treated for chronic hypertension from January 2003 to September 2007 did not differ significantly in patients on labetalol, compared with those on methyldopa, results of a retrospective study found.
Screening for fetal well-being in a high-risk pregnant population comparing the nonstress test with umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry: a randomized controlled clinical trial.
There is no uniform agreement on the tests to be used and the frequency of testing during expectant management of women with gestational hypertension-preeclampsia, but most experts in the United States recommend daily fetal movement counts in combination with either a nonstress test (NST) or a biophysical profile at the time of diagnosis and then once or twice a week until delivery.
For the fetus, assessments include daily fetal kick counts, at least daily nonstress testing with uterine activity monitoring (and biophysical profiling if the nonstress test is nonreactive), and twice-weekly amniotic fluid assessment.
If you see two accelerations that measure, "a box-and-a-half by a box-and-a-half" within 20 minutes, the nonstress test is reactive.