vestibular sense

noun

Medical Definition of vestibular sense

: a complex sense concerned with the perception of bodily position and motion, mediated by end organs in the vestibular system, and stimulated by alterations in the pull of gravity and by head movements

called also labyrinthine sense

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“Vestibular sense.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vestibular%20sense. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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