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Caloric test

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Caloric test: A test involving introducing warm and cold water and air into the ear canal and observing the responses in order to detect any ear nerve damage which can cause dizziness or vertigo. Also called Barany's test.

Caloric test: Elicitation of a rotatory nystagmus by stimulating the semicircular canals with water or air which is above or below body temperature. In warm caloric stimulation a rotatory nystagmus is developed toward the side of the stimulated ear; in cold, away from the stimulated side. Absence of nystagmus indicates the labyrinth is not functioning.
Source: MeSH 2007

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