• Meniere's Disease Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Vertigo: A sensation of spinning and loss of balance.
  • Migraine: A type of headache that is recurrent and throbbing.
  • Fluid Retention: Failure to eliminate fluids.
  • Benign: refers to a condition, tumour, or growth that is not cancerous. It does not spread to other parts of the body or destroy nearby tissue.
  • Vestibule: A chamber or channel opening.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
  • Auto-immunity: An abnormal immune response to substances that are normally present in the body.
  • Diuretic: A drug that causes increased passage of urine.
  • Fistula: An abnormal opening between a hollow tubular organ and a surface.
  • Audiometry: Measurement of the range and sensitivity of a person's hearing.