Ménière's disease

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Mé·nière's disease

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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The AVERTS-1 trial was a 16-week, prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled a total of 165 patients with unilateral Meniere's disease in the United States.
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Background: Meniere's disease is a unique, progressive disease of the inner ear.
Meniere's disease, identified in 1861 by French physician Prosper Meniere, is triggered by an abnormality in the pressure of ear fluid in the inner ear, and its symptoms could just suddenly occur.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent form of vestibular dysfunction, followed by Meniere's disease and vestibular neuronitis.
Baloh, "Similarity of vertigo attacks due to Meniere's disease and benign recurrent vertigo, both with and without migraine," Acta Oto-Laryngologica, vol.
Recurrent spontaneous attacks of vertigo over several years are often due to migrainous vertigo or Meniere's disease. Acute persisting vertigo may be caused by vestibular neuritis or posterior fossa stroke.
When the World Spins Out of Control" has a diagnosis of Meniere's Disease, one of the diseases of the inner ear.
He still berates the audience of course, but with an excuse - his Meniere's disease condition is exacerbated by flashing lights, so camera phones are kryptonite - and he's quick to soften the blow by following the rant with "I love you though".
* Meniere's disease, a problem related to sodium and fluid balance in the ear, also may spawn vertigo, as well as hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
A study published in the June issue of Minerva Medica indicated that supplementation with Pycnogenol, a natural antioxidant plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, significantly improved inner-ear blood flow, making it a natural option for those seeking relief from symptoms of Meniere's disease, such as dizziness, ringing in the ear, hearing loss, inner-ear pressure and unsteady balance.