vestibular function


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vestibular function

the sense of balance.
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Of the 134 AN patients, 40 were complicated with vestibular function disorders, 4 were complicated with nervous system diseases, and 19 were complicated with other nervous system disorders.
On the 7th day, ABR measurements were repeated and vestibular functions were evaluated.
Analysis of auditory and vestibular function in patients with unilateral Meniere's disease.
20] However, all of these procedures treat symptoms of vertigo without preserving hearing or vestibular function.
Modern medicine has at its disposition a number of drugs that can (1) effectively block or stimulate vestibular function, (2) improve inner ear circulation, (3) correct metabolic problems, and (4) stabilize autoimmune disorders.
Reports of other tests of vestibular function after blast exposure are also inconsistent.
To our knowledge, we are the first to demonstrate associations between impaired vestibular function and exposure to lead and cadmium in the general population.
No further mention was made of vestibular function deficits.
Our findings add to growing evidence that fall risk is increased in breast cancer survivors and that vestibular function may underpin associations between breast cancer treatment and falls.
Researchers in mental health and neurological sciences then discuss such aspects as dizziness at the interface of psychiatry and neuro-otology, neurological causes of dizziness and vertigo, a modified vestibular rehabilitation program, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in old age, arrhythmogenic causes of dizziness, cognitive deficits following complete bilateral loss of vestibular function and their relationship to the hippocampus, vibratory induced nystagmus in superior semicircular canal dehiscence and in otosclerosis, and pediatric vertigo.
People who have compromised vestibular function lose their sense of balance and increasingly need to watch where they place their feet to prevent stumbling of falling.
One issue Hardcastle and Stewart do not discuss is the methodology used to discover the vestibular function that their argument presupposes.