bárány's caloric test

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Bárány's caloric test Bá·rá·ny's caloric test (bä'rän'yəz)
n.
A test for assessing vestibular function in which the ear is irrigated with either hot or cold water, normally stimulating the vestibular apparatus, resulting in nystagmus; a lack of nystagmus indicates impaired vestibular functioning.

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