Pertaining to the sensory system concerned with maintenance of posture and balance by perceiving gravity (linear acceleration) and rotary movements of the head.


Neuronal connections formed by axons of vestibular nuclei neurons with motor neurons in cervical spinal cord, which activate neck muscles to support the head during head movements.

vestibulo-ocular (or vestibular ocular) reflex:

Passive eye movements elicited by activation of receptors in the vestibular apparatus.

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