Definition of Ménière's disease

1. Noun. A disease of the inner ear characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss (usually unilateral).

Generic synonyms: Disease



Definition of Ménière's disease

1. Noun. A disorder of the inner ear, caused by lymphatic channel dilation and characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually in one ear. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ménière's disease

1. A name applied to recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. A dysfunction of the semi-circular canals (endolymphatic sac) in the inner ear. Symptoms include dizziness, hearing loss (one-sided), vertigo, nausea, vomiting and abnormal eye movements. Treatment includes anticholinergics, antihistamines and other medications which relieve vertigo. Diuretic medications have been used to lower pressure in the endolymphatic sac. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ménière's Disease

Myxinoidea
Myxinoidei
Myxobacterales
Myxobacteriaceae
Myxobacteriales
Myxocephalus
Myxocephalus aenaeus
Myxomycetes
Myxomycota
Myxophyceae
Myxosporidia
Mœræ
Mœsia
Médoc
Médocs
Ménière's disease
Mérida
Mórrígan
Möbius group
Möbius groups
Möller-Barlow disease
Mössbauer effect
Müller-Lyer illusion
Mülleran mimicry
Münchausen syndrome
Mývatn
N
N&vepsilon;-trimethyllysine
N'Djamena
N'Yawk

Literary usage of Ménière's disease

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1. Manual of Diseases of the Ear: Including Those of the Nose and Throat in by Thomas Barr (1896)
"The term Meniere.s Disease should only be applied to those cases in which the symptoms come on suddenly in a person previously in good health and with ..."

2. The Student's guide to medical medicine and case-taking by Francis Warner (1881)
"Vertigo may be due to diplopia dependent upon weakness of an ocular muscle ; Meniere" s disease of ear; Alcoholism; excessive smoking; mental or physical ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Modern Otology by John Finch Barnhill, Ernest deWolfe Wales (1911)
"LABYRINTHINE HEMORRHAGE, MENIERE-S DISEASE Causation.—Extravasation of blood into the labyrinth often follows an active hyperemia, particularly when the ..."

4. A Compend of the practice of medicine by Daniel E. Hughes (1899)
"Aural or auditory vertigo, or Meniere s disease, results from disease of the semicircular canals and cochlea. ..."

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