benign positional vertigo


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vertigo

 [ver´tĭ-go]
a sensation of rotation or movement of one's self (subjective vertigo) or of one's surroundings (objective vertigo) in any plane. The term is sometimes used erroneously as a synonym for dizziness. Vertigo may result from diseases of the inner ear or may be due to disturbances of the vestibular centers or pathways in the central nervous system.
benign paroxysmal positional vertigo recurrent vertigo and nystagmus occurring when the head is placed in certain positions, usually not associated with lesions of the central nervous system.
benign positional vertigo (benign postural vertigo) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
central vertigo that due to disorder of the central nervous system.
cerebral vertigo vertigo resulting from a brain lesion, such as in meningogenic labyrinthitis. Called also organic vertigo.
disabling positional vertigo constant vertigo or dysequilibrium and nausea in the upright position, without hearing disturbance or loss of vestibular function.
labyrinthine vertigo Meniere's disease.
organic vertigo cerebral vertigo.
peripheral vertigo vestibular vertigo.
positional vertigo that associated with a specific position of the head in space or with changes in position of the head in space.
vestibular vertigo vertigo due to disturbances of the vestibular centers or pathways in the central nervous system.

be·nign po·si·tion·al ver·ti·go

brief attacks of paroxysmal vertigo and nystagmus that occur solely with certain head movements or positions, for example, with neck extension; due to labyrinthine dysfunction.

be·nign po·si·tion·al ver·ti·go

(bĕ-nīn' pŏ-zish'ŭn-ăl vĕr'ti-gō)
Brief attacks of paroxysmal vertigo and nystagmus that occur solely with certain head movements or positions, e.g., with neck extension; due to labyrinthine dysfunction.
Synonym(s): postural vertigo (1) .

Bárány,

Robert, Austrian-Hungarian otologist and Nobel laureate, 1876-1936.
Bárány alarm apparatus
Bárány apparatus
Bárány box
Bárány caloric test - a test for vestibular function. Synonym(s): caloric test; nystagmus test
Bárány chair
Bárány noise apparatus
Bárány noise apparatus whistle
Bárány sign - nystagmus induced by injecting either hot or cold water into the external ear canal in the caloric test.
Bárány syndrome - the direction of a fall is influenced by changing head position in the presence of equilibrium disturbance.
Bárány test
positional vertigo of Bárány - brief attacks of paroxysmal vertigo and nystagmus due to labyrinthine dysfunction. Synonym(s): benign positional vertigo
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