\kalˈɒɹɪk tˈɛst], \kalˈɒɹɪk tˈɛst], \k_a_l_ˈɒ_ɹ_ɪ_k t_ˈɛ_s_t]\
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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.
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