The Vestibular System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125149501, 9780323148375

The Vestibular System

1st Edition

Editors: Ralph Naunton
eBook ISBN: 9780323148375
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 488
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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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