staggers

noun plural

stag·​gers ˈstag-ərz How to pronounce staggers (audio)
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

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“Staggers.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/staggers. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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