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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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Among the pain-provocative maneuvers useful in identifying suitable candidates for the preferred method diagnostic anesthetic block are Patrick's test, in which the heel of one leg is crossed atop the opposite knee and the top knee is pressed down in an attempt to elicit pain in the sacroiliac area.