statokinetic

adjective
stato·​ki·​net·​ic | \ ˌstat-ō-kə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce statokinetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of statokinetic

: of, relating to, or constituting a kinetic postural reflex that is initiated by stimulation of the semicircular canals through movements of the head and involves compensatory movements of the limbs and eyes the effect of statokinetic stimuli on pilots during training flights — compare statotonic

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“Statokinetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/statokinetic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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