Vestibular system


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Vestibular system

The area of the inner ear that helps maintain balance.
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You may be referred to an otolaryngologist, a specialist in diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, neck and throat, or an audiologist, an expert in the function of the hearing and vestibular systems.
Dysfunctional vestibular system causes a blood pressure drop in astronauts returning from space.
In 50 per cent of those cases, dizziness is due to problems in the vestibular system. But today's VEMP methods have major shortcomings, and can cause hearing loss and discomfort for patients.
Organs described to be affected by MIDD include the CNS, peripheral nervous system, eyes, ears, vestibular system, skeletal muscle, endocrine system, heart, and intestines [Table 1].
Postural control is the ability to select and integrate somatosensory, visual and vestibular system outputs to the central nervous system and generate motor outputs according to the situation.
The central element of this treatment is an exercise program in which eye, head and body movements are stimulated to then stimulate the vestibular system [10].
Universities and research institutions pursuing a greater understanding of the vestibular system have utilized GyroStim therapy with great success.
GTP-011 may also have utility in certain disorders of the vestibular system. The trial is sponsored by Cognitive Research Corp.
Role of the vestibular system in the pathophysiology of spasmodic torticollis.
In the literature, in migraine patients who does not have vertigo history, when changes in balance performance have examined longitudinally, there may be deterioration compared to healthy, and it is stated that this may originate from migraine's deteriorating effect on the vestibular system (4-8).
They found that the inner ears of living cheetahs differ markedly from those of all other felids alive today, with a greater overall volume of the vestibular system and longer anterior and posterior semicircular canals.