Definition of Labyrinthitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting.

Exact synonyms: Otitis Interna
Generic synonyms: Otitis

Definition of Labyrinthitis

1. Noun. (pathology) inflammation of the labyrinth of the inner ear ¹

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Medical Definition of Labyrinthitis

1. Inflammation of the inner ear and semicircular canals. These structures are normally responsible for the maintenance balance and the perception of body position. Inflammation of these structures can result in nausea, vomiting and vertigo made worse by movement. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Labyrinthitis

labyrinthine angiospasm
labyrinthine apoplexy
labyrinthine artery
labyrinthine fluids
labyrinthine nystagmus
labyrinthine placenta
labyrinthine reflexes
labyrinthine righting reflexes
labyrinthine sense
labyrinthine torticollis
labyrinthine vein
labyrinthine veins
labyrinthine vertigo
labyrinthine wall of middle ear
labyrinthitis (current term)
labyrinthus cochlearis
labyrinthus ethmoidalis
labyrinthus membranaceus
labyrinthus osseus
labyrinthus vestibularis

Literary usage of Labyrinthitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"SUPPURATIVE labyrinthitis. Under this head are grouped such lesions of the labyrinth as are secondary to suppurative disease of the middle ear or mastoid. ..."

2. Diseases of the ear in childhood: By Dr. Gustav Alexander, Tr. by Arthur J by Gustav Alexander, Arthur Joseph Bedell (1914)
"labyrinthitis serosa occurs in rare cases as an independent affection of the ear, ... Under these circumstances it is possible for serous labyrinthitis to ..."

3. Equilibrium and Vertigo by Isaac Hampshur Jones, Lewis Fisher (1918)
"Since the clinical picture pointed to an intracranial abscess the question of a purulent labyrinthitis could be disregarded and it seemed most probable that ..."

4. The Surgery of the Ear by Samuel Joseph Kopetzky (1908)
"... Abscess and Purulent labyrinthitis, Differentiation Based on Nystagmus; Differentiation from Meningitis; Differentiation from Other Nervous Diseases and ..."

5. Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear by S. H. Vehslage, G. DeWayne Hallett (1900)
"Primary labyrinthitis has been reported, as following exposure to severe cold and as occurring without apparent cause, in which there was sudden deafness, ..."

6. Brain Abscess: Its Surgical Pathology and Operative Technic by Wells Phillips Eagleton (1922)
"In acute infective labyrinthitis the infection may extend along the perineural arachnoid sheaths of the nerves of the internal auditory canal, ..."

7. Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat: Medical and Surgical by Wendell Christopher Phillips (1913)
"PURULENT labyrinthitis. SECTION I—INTRODUCTORY. (a) Explanatory Note.—Before considering in detail the question of labyrinthine suppuration, ..."

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