Definition of Sense of equilibrium

1. Noun. A sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head.

Exact synonyms: Equilibrium, Labyrinthine Sense, Sense Of Balance, Vestibular Sense
Generic synonyms: Proprioception
Derivative terms: Equilibrate



Medical Definition of Sense of equilibrium

1. The sense that makes possible a normal physiologic posture. Synonym: static sense. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Equilibrium

sensationalizing
sensationally
sensationless
sensations
sense
sense amplifier
sense amplifiers
sense datum
sense experience
sense impression
sense modality
sense of balance
sense of craft
sense of direction
sense of duty
sense of equilibrium (current term)
sense of hearing
sense of humor
sense of humour
sense of identity
sense of movement
sense of purpose
sense of responsibility
sense of right and wrong
sense of shame
sense of smell
sense of taste
sense of the meeting
sense of touch
sense organ

Literary usage of Sense of equilibrium

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1. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"It is clear, then, that the sense of equilibrium is served by various sense organs, and a complete discussion of this function would entail a consideration ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"We have next to consider how the canals may possibly act in connexion with the sense of equilibrium. In 1820 J. Purkinje studied the vertigo that follows ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... how the canals may possibly act in connexion with the sense of equilibrium. .... of these guiding sensations on which the sense of equilibrium depends. ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"we'inay call a sense of equilibrium, by an appreciation of the position of our ... When this sense of equilibrium is disturbed we eay we are dizzy, ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"we may call a sense of equilibrium, by an appreciation of the position of our body and ... When this sense of equilibrium is disturbed we say we are dizzy, ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"The Sense of Equilibrium. The maintenance of equilibrium is of prime ... If this were the only end organ the sense of equilibrium might probably be classed ..."

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