Vestibular system

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Vestibular system

The area of the inner ear that helps maintain balance.
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Effect of vision, proprioception, and the position of the vestibular organ on postural sway.
In the current study, we characterize the temporal and spatial expression of the mouse developing organ of Corti as well as the vestibular organs, as compared with the distribution of Sox2 and Myo7a.
Unilateral vestibular hypofunction can be largely compensated, since balance is maintained not only by means of vestibular organ, but also of vision and proprioception.
Central-vestibular vertigo (12.4%), bilateral peripheral vestibulopathy (5.1%), and paroxysmal dysfunction of the vestibular nerve or vestibular organs (3.9%) are among the frequent types of vertigo.
The vestibular organs of the inner ear provide the brain with information about where the body is in physical space, signaling whether the self or the environment is in motion.
Over time the brain has learned exactly what to expect from the vestibular organs. This is partly instinctive but is mostly learned as a baby learns to walk and the specific sections of the nervous and musculoskeletal system mature.
Head trauma sometimes leads to injury of the primary vestibular organs, generating conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) [12].
In fact, the vestibular organs contribute to the problem.

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