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Definition of Vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional (BPPV)

Vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional (BPPV): A balance disorder that results in the sudden onset of dizziness, spinning, or vertigo when moving the head.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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