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vestibulo-ocular reflex

Line breaks: vestibulo-ocular re¦flex
Pronunciation: /vɛˌstɪbjʊləʊˈɒkjʊlə
 
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Definition of vestibulo-ocular reflex in English:

noun

The reflex by which the direction of the eyes remains constant when the head is moved.
Example sentences
  • He distinguished two types of compensatory movements: the vestibulo-ocular reflex and the optokinetic response, both of which compensate for head movement.
  • This light-headedness could indirectly have effects of vestibulo-spinal and vestibulo-ocular reflexes.
  • Situations involving involuntary movements of the head where vestibulo-ocular reflexes are important to control eye position are given in section 5 above.

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