Medical Term:

Dix-Hallpike maneuver

Pronunciation: diks hal′pīk

Definition: test for eliciting paroxysmal vertigo and nystagmus in which the patient is brought from the sitting to the supine position with the head hanging over the examining table and turned to the right or left; vertigo and nystagmus are elicited when the head is rotated toward the affected ear.

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