Barany's caloric test
Bá·rá·ny's caloric test(bä′rän′yəz)
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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.