vestibular system

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vestibular system

n
(Physiology) the sensory mechanism in the inner ear that detects movement of the head and helps to control balance

vestibular system

The part of the inner ear dealing with balance. It includes two sacs (saccule and utricle) containing gravity-sensitive otoliths, and three fluid-filled semicircular ducts which register movement.
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Noun1.vestibular system - organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
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Forty patients with persistent vertigo due to onesided vestibular lesion who were visited to outpatient clinics at Istanbul University Medical Faculty, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, were screened for the study.
Patient with an acute vestibular lesion can stand, although they veer towards the side of lesion.
Recovery of postural control after an acute unilateral vestibular lesion in humans.
By contrast, our assessments of the static visual vertical in patients who had a unilateral peripheral vestibular lesion revealed a gradual decrease in ipsiversive tilt.