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Caloric Tests MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Caloric Tests
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.382.900.150
Unique ID
D002150
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002150
Annotation
vestib funct test using heat or cold; note X ref: spell in titles & transl with accents: Bárány
Scope Note
Elicitation of a rotatory nystagmus by stimulating the semicircular canals with water or air which is above or below body temperature. In warm caloric stimulation a rotatory nystagmus is developed toward the side of the stimulated ear; in cold, away from the stimulated side. Absence of nystagmus indicates the labyrinth is not functioning.
Entry Term(s)
Barany Test
Barany's Test
NLM Classification #
WV 255
Public MeSH Note
91; see VESTIBULAR FUNCTION TESTS 1975-90; BARANY TEST was BARANY'S TEST 1993-97
History Note
91(75); BARANY TEST was BARANY'S TEST 1993-97
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/12/12
Revision Date
2001/08/13
Caloric Tests Preferred
Barany's Test Narrower
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