Valsalva's test


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Valsalva's test

Etymology: Antonio M. Valsalva; L, testum, crucible
a method for testing the patency of the eustachian tubes. With mouth and nose kept tightly closed, the patient makes a forced expiratory effort. If the eustachian tubes are open, air will enter into the middle ear cavities, and the subject will hear a popping sound. See also Valsalva maneuver.