Vertigo and motion sickness. Part I: vestibular anatomy and physiology

Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Sep;84(9):581-4.


Control of the symptoms of vertigo and motion sickness requires consideration of the neurophysiology of areas both intrinsic and extrinsic to the vestibular system proper. We review the essential anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and the associated vomiting reflex.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Area Postrema / physiology
  • Cerebellum / physiology
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Motion Sickness / physiopathology*
  • Vertigo / physiopathology*
  • Vestibule, Labyrinth / anatomy & histology*
  • Vestibule, Labyrinth / physiology*
  • Vomiting / physiopathology