Definitions for vertigoˈvɜr tɪˌgoʊ; vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ver•ti•goˈvɜr tɪˌgoʊ; vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz(n.)(pl.)ver•ti•goes, ver•tig•i•nes
a disordered condition in which one feels oneself or one's surroundings whirling about.
the dizzying sensation caused by this.
a disease marked by vertigo.
Origin of vertigo:
1520–30; < L vertīgō whirling movement, dizziness =vert(ere) to turn (see verse ) +-īgō n. suffix
dizziness, giddiness, lightheadedness, vertigo(noun)
a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.
Origin: From vertigo.
dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness
any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus Vertigo, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An illusion of movement, either of the external world revolving around the individual or of the individual revolving in space. Vertigo may be associated with disorders of the inner ear (EAR, INNER); VESTIBULAR NERVE; BRAINSTEM; or CEREBRAL CORTEX. Lesions in the TEMPORAL LOBE and PARIETAL LOBE may be associated with FOCAL SEIZURES that may feature vertigo as an ictal manifestation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp300-1)
Translations for vertigo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
dizziness, especially as brought on by fear of heights
Keep her back from the edge of the cliff; – she suffers from vertigo.
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