past-pointing test

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Medical Definition of past-pointing test

: 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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