mal de debarquement

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mal de débarquement

(mal dĕ dā'bahrk-man[h]),
An abnormal sensation of movement after exposure to motion, usually after prolonged exposure (for example, voyage on a large body of water).

mal de débarquement

A rare condition characterised by a persistent sensation of rocking or swaying motion that occurs after alighting (disembarking) from a ship, less commonly from an airplane or train, which can last for days, weeks or months. It is far more common in middle-aged women; it responds poorly to vestibular suppressants used for motion sickness (e.g., meclizine HCl, transdermal scopolamine), but may respond to benzodiazepines.