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Ménière's disease

Syllabification: Mé·nière's dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˌmānˈyerz dəˌzēz
 
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(also Ménière's syndrome)

Definition of Ménière's disease in English:

noun

A disease of unknown cause affecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear, causing progressive deafness and attacks of tinnitus and vertigo.
Example sentences
  • People with Ménière's disease can have attacks of vertigo that last up to twelve hours, often causing vomiting and leaving them completely exhausted.
  • People who had had a stroke said that they had confused their symptoms with those of migraine, food poisoning, and Ménière's disease.
  • Vertigo can also be a symptom of the more serious Ménière's disease.

Origin

late 19th century: named after Prosper Ménière (1799–1862), French physician.

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