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vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvərt-i-ˌgō\

Medical Definition of vertigo

plural vertigoes or vertigos

  1. 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. 2:  disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals; also :  a disease (as gid) causing this





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