finger-to-nose testNeurology A test of voluntary motor function in which the person being tested is asked to slowly touch his nose with an extended index finger; the FTNT is used to evaluate coordination, and is altered in the face of cerebellar defects. See Heel-knee test.
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A test of cerebellar function wherein the patient is asked, while keeping the eyes open, to touch the nose with the finger and remove the finger, and repeat this rapidly. The test is done by using a finger of each hand successively or in concert. How fast and well this is done is recorded. This test assesses the function of the cerebellum.
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