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Medical Term:

bithermal caloric test


Definition: a test of vestibular function in which each ear canal is alternately or simultaneously irrigated with water at 7°C higher or lower than body temperature; the nystagmus produced may be monitored for direction, amplitude, speed of the slow component, and duration.

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