Vestibular System

Vestibular System - system in the body that is responsible for maintaining balance, posture, and the body's orientation in space. This system also regulates locomotion and other movements and keeps objects in visual focus as the body moves.

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Your sense of balance relies on a series of signals to the brain from several organs and structures in the body, which together are known as the vestibular system. The vestibular system begins with a maze-like structure in your inner ear called the labyrinth, which is made of bone and soft tissue.

Source: NIDCD (NIH)2

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References

  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ glossary
  2. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ balance-disorders

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