Medical Dictionary

vertigo

noun ver·ti·go \ˈvərt-i-ˌgō\
plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

Medical Definition of VERTIGO

1
:  a sensation of motion which is associated with various disorders (as of the inner ear) and in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily—see objective vertigo, subjective vertigo; compare dizziness
2
:  disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals; also :  a disease (as gid) causing this
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