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benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

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Brandt-Daroff exercises

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A sequence of exercises used in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Patients are taught how to perform the exercises and then continue the programme at home.

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canalith

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n. a particle derived from otoliths in the utricle of the inner ear, displaced from its normal site and located within the canal portion of one of the semicircular canals....

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cupulolith

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n. a particle derived from otoliths in the utricle of the inner ear, displaced from its normal site and attached to the cupula within the ampullary portion of one of the...

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Dix-Hallpike test

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(Hallpike test) a test for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), performed with the patient first sitting upright on an examination couch and then lying supine with the head and neck...

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Epley particle repositioning manoeuvre

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A series of head and body movements used to move microscopic debris from the posterior semicircular canal in the inner ear. It is used in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional...

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Semont liberatory manoeuvre

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A series of head and body movements used to move microscopic debris from the posterior semicircular canal in the inner ear. It is used in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional...

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singular nerve

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A small subdivision of the vestibular nerve that carries information from the posterior semicircular canal to the brain. Singular neurectomy is a surgical procedure to divide the singular...

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vertigo

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(vert-i-goh)

a disabling sensation in which affected individuals feel that either they themselves or their surroundings are in a state of constant movement. It is a symptom of...

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