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