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challenge

1. US an assertion that a person is not entitled to vote or that a vote is invalid
2. Law a formal objection to a person selected to serve on a jury (challenge to the polls) or to the whole body of jurors (challenge to the array)
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challenge

[′chal·ənj]
(communications)
To cause an interrogator to transmit a signal which puts a transponder into operation.
(immunology)
Administration of an antigen to ascertain state of immunity.
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In order to perform the bronchial challenge test, an inhalation device and capsules (Pharmaxis Ltd., Australia) containing dry powdered mannitol were used.
If current asthma was ruled out, follow-up bronchial challenges were repeated at 6 and 12 months.
This indicates that "whenever possible, physicians should order objective tests, such as prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator spirometry, serial peak flow measurements, or bronchial challenge tests, to confirm asthma at the time of initial diagnosis," the investigators said.
Folgering, "Bronchial challenge, assessed with forced expiratory manoeuvres and airway impedance," Respiratory Medicine, vol.
Bronchial challenge testing, for example, is a measure of airway smooth muscle reactivity that has been used for many years as a diagnostic test for asthma.
Bronchial challenge testing (usually done with methacholine) can provide very useful clinical information regarding patients with chronic cough.