The Vestibular System

The Vestibular System

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Ralph Naunton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148375

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The Vestibular System is a collection of papers presented at the 1973 Symposium on the Vestibular System, organized and held at the University of Chicago. This symposium provides a body of reviews and observations on the anatomical, physiological, and clinical aspects of the vestibular system. This book is composed of seven parts encompassing 28 chapters. The first part focuses on the ultrastructure of the peripheral organs and the vestibular pathways to the cerebellum, the spinal cord, and the nuclei of the extraocular muscles. The subsequent part presents the basic information on knowledge of peripheral mechanisms and the functional relations between the vestibular system, cerebellum, oculomotor system, spinal cord and cortex. These topics are followed by descriptions of vestibular disorders induced by a variety of influences or procedures, such as nuclear lesions, motion sickness, and drugs. The next section describes the methods of testing vestibular function, such as electronystagmography. This section serves as an introduction to a panel discussion on eye movements. Lastly, reviews and points of view on peripheral and central vestibular disorders are covered in the remaining sections. This work is of great benefit to anatomists, physiologists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • Program Participants



    Some Aspects of the Structure of the Vestibular Apparatus

    The Innervation of the Vestibular Labyrinth

    The Vestibular Nuclei and Their Connections with the Eighth Nerve and the Cerebellum

    Synopsis of Current Knowledge about Ascending Projections from the Vestibular Nuclei

    Anatomical Aspects of the Functional Organization of the Vestibulo-Spinal Pathways

    Physiology (I)

    The Peripheral Neuron

    Physiology of the Vestibular Nuclei

    The Vestibulo-Cerebellar Relationships: Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Arc and Flocculus

    Vestibulo-Spinal Relationships

    Physiology (II)

    Ocular Changes on Monkeys after Lesions of the Superior and Medial Vestibular Nuclei and the Vestibular Nerve Roots

    Vestibulo-Cortical Projection

    Vestibular Problems in Space Flight

    The Definition of Vestibular Habituation

    Vestibular Examination

    On the Physiology and the Examination of the Vestibular Labyrinths

    Testing the Vestibular System: Value of the Caloric Test

    Neuro-Otological Radiology

    Electronystagmography: A Round Table Discussion

    Diseases of the Peripheral System

    Diseases of the End Organ and Vestibular Nerve

    Positional Nystagmus

    Vestibular Ototoxicity

    Vertigo and Acoustic Tumors

    Motion Sickness and Other Vestibulo-Gastric Illnesses

    Pathology of the Peripheral Vestibular System in the Human

    Eye Movements: A Round Table Discussion

    Disorders of the Central Vestibular System and its Associated Oculomotor and other Elements

    Positional Nystagmus of the Benign Paroxysmal Type

    Positional Nystagmus of the Central Type with Particular Reference to Its Clinical Differentiation from the Benign Paroxysmal Type

    Nystagmus in Tumors of the VIII Nerve

    Cerebellar Vestibular Relations: Problems of Clinical Evaluation

    The Visual System: General Considerations

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148375

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Ralph Naunton

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