caloric stimulation

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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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