Definitions for "BPPV"
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. A balance disorder caused by particles trapped in the semicircular canals which form part of the balance organs. These particles are usually crystals that have become detached from other parts of the inner ear. As the name indicates, the vertigo, which can be intense, comes on suddenly following certain movements of the head and comes and goes as clusters of attacks, and may have been present for many years.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - Violent dizziness lasting approximately 30 seconds induced by certain head positions and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo