caloric stimulation

ca·lor·ic stim·u·la·tion

(kă-lōr'ik stim'yŭ-lā'shŭn)
In treatment of swallowing disorders, the use of cold (but sometimes hot) temperature to increase awareness of the bolus in the mouth and pharynx; e.g., the use of ice slush rather than a room temperature food of similar consistency.
See also: tactile stimulation
Synonym(s): thermal stimulation.
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In the patients, air caloric stimulation was performed using Micromedical Air Fx caloric irrigator (Micromedical Technologies, Illinois).
Vestibular caloric stimulation done on 9 patients showed a reduction of pain by 2.
Stimulation of this region was found to generate the sensation of dizziness by Penfield [29], and this same region is active during caloric stimulation in humans [30-31].
Caloric stimulation with the closed-loop caloric irrigator was administered with the alternate binaural bithermal (ABB) and the simultaneous binaural bithermal (SBB) tests.
Up to 25%, of migraineurs with vestibular symptoms have been reported to have reduced responses to caloric stimulation upon laboratory testing, suggesting de creased labyrinthine sensitivity.
Up to 25% of migraineurs with vestibular symptoms have been reported to have a reduced response to caloric stimulation upon laboratory testing, which suggests a decrease in labyrinthine sensitivity.
Caloric stimulation is an "artificial," but convenient, way to evaluate the adequacy of the vestibular system by causing the endolymph to move in the semicircular canal (due to a convection current) even when the head is still.
In the case described herein, the abnormality was reflected as a hyperactive response to the bithermal caloric stimulation in the left ear.
16,17) Also, when nodulectomy was performed on cats, previously acquired habituation to caloric stimulation was lost.
She exhibited the same left-beating nystagmus while supine with both the 0[degrees] and 30[degrees] positions, as well as before and after caloric stimulation.
Some of these findings, especially the hyperactive responses to caloric stimulation, might have reflected the effects of his drug therapy.
The preferred medium for caloric stimulation is water.