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A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by disease affecting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve; giddiness.
dizziness, giddiness, light-headedness, loss of balance, loss of equilibrium, spinning of the head, swimming of the headfear of heights, acrophobiamirligoeswoozinesssturdyturnsick, vertiginousnessView synonyms
- ‘I have no idea why anyone would interpret the weight loss after vertigo as a likely cause.’
- ‘Even the slightest stimulation of this area gives a sensation of vertigo.’
- ‘The unsteadiness in me that you saw was my vertigo and lack of balance.’
- ‘There is a sudden onset of severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting and the need to remain still.’
- ‘Symptoms include vertigo, a sensation of the world caving in, anxiety, and a loss of feeling in the hands and feet.’
- ‘Tinnitus may be present for months or years before hearing loss or vertigo is noticed.’
- ‘Acute inflammation of the vestibular nerve is a common cause of acute, prolonged vertigo.’
- ‘Short but recurrent attacks of vertigo are often caused by benign positional vertigo.’
- ‘Treatment is based on trying to control the associated symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus and deafness.’
- ‘I suffer from acute vertigo and my balance at the best of times is like everybody else's after three pints.’
- ‘There was so much happening, so fast, it left me with a sensation approaching vertigo.’
- ‘Epidemiologic evidence shows a strong association between vertigo and migraine.’
- ‘Most cases of vertigo can be diagnosed clinically and managed in the primary care setting.’
- ‘However, if you have severe vertigo or vomiting, you may need medication.’
- ‘All seven patients with Meniere's disease reported previous episodes of vertigo.’
- ‘As the disease progresses, attacks of vertigo become less frequent, but hearing worsens.’
- ‘Dizziness also can mean vertigo, and there are very few causes of vertigo that do not come from the inner ear.’
- ‘Studies show that about a third of cases of dizziness are vertigo.’
- ‘An acute episode of vertigo and nausea had precipitated the initial medical care.’
- ‘Freddie was a no-show because of vertigo, an inner-ear disorder, and he couldn't get off his hotel room floor.’
Late Middle English: from Latin, whirling from vertere to turn.
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