past-pointing test

noun

: a test for defective functioning of the vestibular nerve in which a subject is asked to point at an object with eyes open and then closed first after rotation in a chair to the right and then to the left and which indicates an abnormality if the subject does not past-point in the direction of rotation

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“Past-pointing test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/past-pointing%20test. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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