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labyrinthitis

[lab-uh-rin-thahy-tis] /ˌlæb ə rɪnˈθaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the inner ear, or labyrinth, characterized by dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances.
Also called otitis interna.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Neo-Latin; see labyrinth, -itis
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  • labyrinthitis is an ear disorder that involves irritation and swelling of the inner ear.
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labyrinthitis

/ˌlæbərɪnˈθaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the inner ear, causing loss of balance, vertigo, and vomiting Also called otitis interna
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labyrinthitis in Medicine

labyrinthitis lab·y·rin·thi·tis (lāb'ə-rĭn-thī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the inner ear, sometimes accompanied by vertigo. Also called otitis interna.

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Encyclopedia Article for labyrinthitis

inflammation, either acute or chronic, of the inner ear (the labyrinth). It is often a complication of a respiratory-tract infection, of syphilis, or of inflammation of the middle ear. Symptoms include vertigo and vomiting. There is also a loss of hearing and equilibrium in the affected ear. If there is no suppuration (pus formation), recovery usually occurs after a number of days. If there is pus formation, the inner-ear structures on the affected side are usually totally destroyed, with permanent loss of hearing in that ear.

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