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Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System

G. Michael Halmagyi and Ian S. Curthoys

in Oxford Textbook of Vertigo and Imbalance

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608997
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754227 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199608997.003.0008

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System

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Some knowledge of the basic structure and function of the vestibular system is needed if the clinician is to diagnose and manage patients with vertigo and imbalance from principles as well as from pattern recognition. This chapter covers the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, from the labyrinth of inner ears, to the vestibular ganglia and nerves, to the brainstem vestibular nuclei and the extraocular muscles, to the cortex, to the spinal cord, then axial and limb muscles.

Chapter.  6585 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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