disturbance in which person has a subjective impression of movement in space or of objects moving around them (‘illusion of movement’) – usually associated with loss of equilibrium
result from disturbance in the equilibrium apparatus
these structures are affected by a large number of disorders – eg Meniere’s disease, otitis media, tumours, otosclerosis, alcohol, hysteria, motion sickness, diplopia, TIA’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, fractures,

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