Nystagmus test

nystagmus test --> Barany's caloric test

A test for vestibular function, made by irrigating the external auditory meatus with either hot or cold water; this normally causes stimulation of the vestibular apparatus, resulting in nystagmus and past-pointing; in vestibular disease, the response may be reduced or absent.

Synonym: caloric test, nystagmus test.

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