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benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

 

Definition: a recurrent, brief form of positional vertigo occurring in clusters; believed to result from displaced remnants of utricular otoconia into the semicircular ducts, usually the posterior.

Synonym(s): canalithiasis, cupulolithiasis

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