Caloric stimulation

Alternative Names

Caloric test; Cold water calorics; Warm water calorics

Definition of Caloric stimulation

Caloric stimulation is a test which uses differences in temperature to diagnose ear nerve damage.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/26/2009

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