|Vertigo, the sensation of one's surroundings are spinning around them is a common symptom of dizziness.|
Dizziness is a disability in spatial perception and stability. The term dizziness is not specific: it can mean vertigo, presyncope, disequilibrium, or a non-specific feeling such as being drunk or funny.
Dizziness is a common medical complaint, affecting 20-30% of persons.
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- dizziness at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- MeSH Dizziness
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