(also Ménière's syndrome)
A disease of unknown cause affecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear, causing progressive deafness and attacks of tinnitus and vertigo.
- 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.
Late 19th century: named after Prosper Ménière (1799–1862), French physician.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: Mé·nière's dis·ease
Definition of Ménière's disease in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.