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Definition of BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)

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

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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