medical Definition of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Doctors eventually told her she probably had benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, an inner-ear disorder, and gave her head-movement exercises to treat it.
- —Sandeep Jauhar, The New York Times Magazine, 6 May 2001
- Benign positional vertigo, the most common type of vertigo, is caused by a clot of free-floating debris, usually in a posterior semicircular canal.
- —John R. Hotson and Robert W. Baloh, The New England Journal of Medicine, 3 Sept. 1998