Medical Dictionary

staggers

noun plural stag·gers \ ˈstag-ərz \

medical Definition of staggers

1 singular or plural in construction : any of various abnormal conditions of domestic mammals and birds associated with damage to the central nervous system and marked by incoordination and a reeling unsteady gait — see blind staggers — compare grass tetany
2 : vertigo occurring as a symptom of decompression sickness; also : decompression sickness


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