A disorder of the cochlea and labyrinth of the inner ear, causing brief acute episodes of vertigo, with nausea or vomiting, ringing in the ears and deafness. Ultimately permanent deafness ensues and vertigo lessens. It is an disorder of inner-ear fluid and each episode causes some destruction of receptor cells. Drugs can reduce the vertigo.
Related category HEALTH AND DISEASE
Source: British Medical Association
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