Ménière's disease


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Mé·nière's disease

 (mān-yârz′)
n.
A pathological condition of the inner ear characterized by dizziness, ringing in the ears, and progressive loss of hearing.

[After Prosper Ménière (1799-1862), French physician.]

Menière's disease

Fluid accumulates in the inner ear, causing deafness, vertigo, and tinnitus. The cause of the fluid increase is usually not known.
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Noun1.Menière's disease - a disease of the inner ear characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss (usually unilateral)Meniere's disease - a disease of the inner ear characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss (usually unilateral)
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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