Accession Number : AD0676894

Title :   LABYRINTHINE DEFECTS AS SHOWN BY ATAXIA AND CALORIC TESTS.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Fregly,Alfred R. ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 22 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Groups of individuals with various loss or disturbance of labyrinthine function (N=49) and patients who had vertigo as a major symptom or complaint (N=76) were very different from a control group of normals (N=240) in the frequency with which their ataxia test battery performance scores and threshold caloric test responses fell within the lowest 5 per cent of the normative distributions. Generally, caloric test results could be predicted from ataxia test results better than results of ataxia tests from those of caloric tests in the various groups. In those individuals with total or near total loss of labyrinthine function all test findings were in perfect or near perfect agreement in relation to the 5th percentile cut-off criterion employed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EAR, DISEASES), MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), PREDICTIONS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE