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vestibu·lar sense

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  1. equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibriumnoun

    a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head


  1. vestibular sense

    The vestibular system, in vertebrates, is a sensory system that creates the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear in most mammals. As movements consist of rotations and translations, the vestibular system comprises two components: the semicircular canals, which indicate rotational movements; and the otoliths, which indicate linear accelerations. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural structures that control eye movement; these provide the anatomical basis of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which is required for clear vision. Signals are also sent to the muscles that keep an animal upright and in general control posture; these provide the anatomical means required to enable an animal to maintain its desired position in space. The brain uses information from the vestibular system in the head and from proprioception throughout the body to enable the animal to understand its body's dynamics and kinematics (including its position and acceleration) from moment to moment. How these two perceptive sources are integrated to provide the underlying structure of the sensorium is unknown.


  1. vestibular sense

    Vestibular sense is our body's sensory system that contributes to balance, spatial orientation and coordination. Located primarily in the inner ear, it helps us know where our body is in space, allowing us to maintain balance and posture, as well as stabilize our vision and understand body movement. This sense is responsible for detecting changes in linear and gravitational acceleration and rotational movement. Dysfunctions in the vestibular sense can cause dizziness, imbalance, spatial disorientation and difficulty coordinating movements.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular sense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular sense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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