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Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular
Tree Number(s)
G07.888.937
G11.561.731.795
Unique ID
D012027
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012027
Scope Note
A reflex wherein impulses are conveyed from the cupulas of the SEMICIRCULAR CANALS and from the OTOLITHIC MEMBRANE of the SACCULE AND UTRICLE via the VESTIBULAR NUCLEI of the BRAIN STEM and the median longitudinal fasciculus to the OCULOMOTOR NERVE nuclei. It functions to maintain a stable retinal image during head rotation by generating appropriate compensatory EYE MOVEMENTS.
Entry Term(s)
Reflex, Vestibuloocular
Reflexes, Vestibo-Ocular
Reflexes, Vestibuloocular
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex
NLM Classification #
WV 255
Previous Indexing
Eye Movements (1966-1986)
Nystagmus, Physiologic (1983-1986)
Reflex (1966-1986)
Vestibular Apparatus (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/03/28
Revision Date
2020/06/09
Reflex, Vestibulo-Ocular Preferred
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