Definition of BPV

benign positional vertigo For people with benign positional vertigo (BPV), simple movements such as lying down, sitting up, rolling over in bed or looking upward may cause intense spinning sensations.— M. R. Hiller

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Medical Definition of BPV

benign positional vertigo … the primary symptom of BPV, which is common in people over 70, is dizziness when changing position abruptly, such as rolling over in bed, leaning back, bending over, or turning your head.— Andrew Weil, Self-Healing, July 2001

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