otolithic


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o·to·lith

 (ō′tə-lĭth′)
n.
One of the small calcareous particles found in the inner ear of many vertebrates, especially fishes, which are involved in determining body orientation and sometimes in perceiving sound.

o′to·lith′ic adj.
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Diagnosis and management of drop attacks of vestibular origin: Tumarkin's otolithic crisis.
In conclusion, in this way, that the dizziness induced by sound can occur in patients with CI, suggesting that it could have been caused, mainly, by the co-electrical stimulation of the saccule as part of otolithic organs [19].
Prophylaxis of Tumarkins Otolithic Crisis: Role and Dosage of Betahistine.
Ricci, "Residual dizziness after the first BPPV episode: role of otolithic function and of a delayed diagnosis," European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, vol.
Otolithic receptors respond to linear acceleration or/and deceleration (11), and the hardest challenge for clinical practice is to measure linear acceleration in patients in the easiest and safest way.
The inclusion of the VEMP test into the neuro-otological test battery enables a better evaluation of otolithic organ functions (4).
Otolithic function evaluated by the cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials test was within normal limits.
'Some people also experience 'drop attacks' or extreme vertigo that causes them to lose their balance and fall, also known at Tumarkin's otolithic crisis,' he added.
Their topics include early life history, feeding ecology, the formation of a Pacific bluefin tuna fishing ground on their spawning grounds around Ryukyu Islands and implications of a relationship with mesoscale eddies, otolithic geochemical analysis for stock discrimination and migratory ecology of tuna species, new insights into reproduction in wild and captive species, and a method for measuring the swimming behavior of Pacific bluefin tuna.
However, it goes a step further to reposition otolithic debris away from the ampulla of the posterior canal, rolling it through the canal and depositing it in the utricle, where it will not stimulate nerve endings and produce symptoms.
Comitant deviation occurs after unilateral insult to the otolithic pathway, in which anterior and posterior semicircular canals are damaged equally.