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ves·tib·u·lar

(ves-tib'yū-lăr),
Relating to a vestibule, especially the vestibule of the ear.
Synonym(s): vestibularis

vestibular

(vĕ-stĭb′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or serving as a vestibule.

vestibular

[vestib′yələr]
Etymology: L, vestibulum, courtyard
pertaining to a vestibule, such as the vestibular part of the mouth, which lies between the cheeks and the teeth.

ves·tib·u·lar

(ves-tib'yū-lăr)
1. Relating to a vestibule, especially the vestibule of the ear.
2. Interpreting stimuli from the inner ear receptors regarding head position and movement.

Vestibular

Pertaining to the vestibule; regarding the vestibular nerve of the ear which is linked to the ability to hear sounds.

ves·tib·u·lar

(ves-tib'yū-lăr)
Relating to a vestibule, especially of the ear.

vestibular

1. pertaining to any vestibule.
2. pertaining to the vestibular organ.

vestibular apparatus
includes the vestibular organ and the vestibular branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve.
canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome
seen in aged dogs, characterized by the sudden onset of head tilt, nystagmus, rolling, falling and circling, often with considerable distress. The cause is unknown, but a peripheral vestibular lesion is suspected. Signs usually regress within a few days. Called also geriatric vestibular syndrome, 'stroke'.
feline vestibular syndrome
an acute onset of head tilt, rolling and nystagmus in cats of all ages. There is usually rapid improvement over a few days. The cause is unknown.
geriatric vestibular syndrome
see canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome (above).
vestibular gland
vestibular membrane
one of the membranes subdividing the osseous labyrinth into three compartments.
vestibular organ
consists of a bony labyrinth containing a membranous labyrinth in the inner ear. Part of the membranous labyrinth is the nonacoustic labyrinth or vestibular organ. The vestibular organ consists of the membranous saccule and utricle and semicircular canals. The semicircular canals contain balance end organs called cristae and the saccule and utricle contain similar end organs called maculae. The organ is essential in the maintenance of the animal's balance.
paradoxical vestibular syndrome
vestibular signs of head tilt and ataxia to the side opposite the lesion. Reported in dogs with tumors of the choroid plexus.
vestibular syndrome
see vestibular ataxia, canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome (above), feline vestibular syndrome (above).
vestibular system
see vestibular apparatus (above).
vestibular window
see oval window.
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The patients with dizziness or extremely severe deafness received vestibular function examination and electronystagmography, and those with visual loss underwent visual electrophysiological examination.
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Uncompensated unilateral vestibular hypofunction may derive from Meniere's disease, viral and vascular etiologies, neuroma operation and neuritis.
The assessment of vestibular disorders requires various vestibular tests in addition to history taking and physical examinations.
At the same time, vestibular tests are also a predictive factor for hearing preservation preoperation.
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Otherwise, the earliest sign of vestibular disease may be falling, anorexia, staggering, hypersalivation and vomiting.
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So many vestibular patients suffer for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis, if they ever get one," says Sheelah Woodhouse, President of VEDA's board of directors.
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Examination of patients with suspected vestibular dysfunction should include a balance test, assessment of the vestibularocular reflex (VOR) and evaluation of ocular motion.