Bárány test

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A method for detecting diseases of the semicircular canals by irrigating the ears alternately with warm water or air and cold water or air, the stimulus eliciting caloric nystagmus towards the stimulated side if the stimulus is warm and away from the stimulated side if it is cold. Also called the caloric test. [Named after the Nobel prizewinning Austrian physician Robert Bárány (1876–1936) who devised it]

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