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Vertigo

Collective name for a number of sensations of movement, dizziness or a feeling of lightheadedness. The sensation can be of spinning or falling away, and is caused by disorders of the inner ear, of the eighth cranial nerve (which carries stimuli from the auditory organs and the organs of balance), the brain stem or the cerebellum. The condition can also be caused by the use of certain medicines, disturbing one’s centre of balance; lightness of the head is also associated with headaches, concussion, dyplopia, low blood pressure and anaemia. Increased muscular tension in the neck may be a direct cause.

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