caloric test

caloric test
(for ocular and vestibular functioning) irrigation of the normal ear with warm water produces rotatory nystagmus (caloric nystagmus) toward the irrigated side; irrigation with cold water produces similar nystagmus away from that side. Called also Bбrбny t., sign, or symptom and nystagmus t.

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