Vestibular reflexes of otolith origin
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Vestibular reflexes of otolith origin final technical report, April 1, 1979 - December 31, 1987 by Victor Joseph Wilson

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Motion sickness.,
  • Otolith organs.,
  • Posture.,
  • Vestibular tests.

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StatementVictor J. Wilson, N.G. Daunton.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-183309.
ContributionsDaunton, N. G., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15406518M

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  The structure of the otolith organs makes them especially sensitive to movements like linear acceleration and head tilts. The vestibular system uses this information about movement obtained via the semicircular canals and otolith organs to maintain balance, stability, and posture; one way it does this is through its involvement in reflex actions. Sarah Baxendale, Tanya T. Whitfield, in Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems, Otoliths. The otoliths are biomineralized ear stones that contribute to both hearing and vestibular function in fish. In response to sound or movement, the inertia of the otolith relative to the body tissue of the fish creates a shearing force on the underlying sensory epithelium, resulting in.   Otolith dysfunction (saccule and/or utricle) may then produce non-typical symptoms, which may still be indicative of peripheral vestibular system damage such as: tilting, pushing/pulling, or rocking sensations due to their contribution in sensing linear acceleration, postural control, and head tilt. Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) are short-latency, otolith-dependent reflexes recorded from the neck and eye muscles. They are widely used in neuro-otology clinics as tests of.