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Bárány caloric test

Pronunciation: bah'rah-ne

Definition: a test for vestibular function, made by irrigating the external auditory canal with cool and warm water; this thermal stimulation of the vestibular apparatus results in nystagmus and past-pointing; in vestibular disease, the response may be reduced or absent.

Synonym(s): caloric test, nystagmus test

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