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Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System 

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
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Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
Author(s):

G. Michael Halmagyi

and Ian S. Curthoys

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199608997.003.0008
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date: 30 July 2021

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.

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