Alcohol and Disorientation-Related Responses. II. Nystagmus and 'Vertigo' during Angular Acceleration,
CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA
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The integrity of the visual and vestibular systems is important in the maintenance of orientation during flight. Although alcohol is known to affect the vestibular system through the development of a positional alcohol nystagmus, information concerning the effects of alcohol on vertigo and eye-movement nystagmus responses to angular acceleration is contradictory. This study was designed to investigate the effect of alcohol ingestion on both vertigo and nystagmus responses to angular stimulation. Responses were obtained a with and without visual fixation, and b with the alertness of the subjects controlled.
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