vestibular apparatus


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Related to vestibular apparatus: Semicircular canals, Vestibular nuclei
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Noun1.vestibular apparatus - 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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Marnie FitzMaurice, VMD, PhD, Lecturer and Director of Veterinary Curriculum at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a former consultant at the Cornell Feline Health Center, says, "lhe vestibular apparatus tells your cat whether her head is motionless or moving and, if the head is moving, which way it is moving.
They will also include tonal audiometry, CT of the paranasal sinuses of the nose, entering the pressure chamber, and examinations by a centrifuge machine and the vestibular apparatus among others.
Postural stability during visual stimulation and the contribution from the vestibular apparatus. Acta oto-laryngologica (Vol.
Although vertigo is a fairly common complaint, changes are often not detected in vestibular tests due to the labyrinth's hypersensitivity to changes in other organs or bodily systems, generating secondary vestibular changes and little impairment of the vestibular apparatus, even in the presence of vertigo symptoms.
It is the malformation of the LSCC, which is the last one to develop, that occurs most frequently, and this may be explained by such a sequential development model of inner ear embryogenesis.[1] However, isolated LSCC malformation with a normal vestibular apparatus and cochlea might present challenges to the sequential development theory of the inner ear.
The vestibular apparatus can detect motion of the head and generate a sensory input to the sensorimotor control, which plays an important role in adjusting stride-to-stride limb trajectories, thereby maintaining balance and smoothing unintended irregularities during walking [19].
After retiring on 49 not out following on-field treatment from physio Alex Kountouris and team doctor Peter Brukner, the opener did not visit the local hospital but was later diagnosed as suffering from "damage to the vestibular apparatus" during two days of assessment by a specialist in London last week.