Accession Number:

AD0722318

Title:

Evidence for a Test of Dynamic Otolith Function Considered in Relation to Responses from a Patient with Idiopathic Progressive Vestibular Degeneration,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A patient is described who possessed residual otolith function, but whose loss of canal function was complete for the horizontal and nearly complete for the vertical canals. A clear but abnormal nystagmus response was elicited during rotation about on Earth-horizontal axis, confirming the conclusion, based on animal experiments, that this response depends upon the otolith system. This test appears to measure dynamic otolith function and therefore provides a useful supplement to other vestibular tests. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE