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Korean J Aerosp Environ Med. 2009 Apr;19(1):1-7. Korean. Review.
Choi JS , Jang TY , Kim KS .
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Aerospace Medicine Research Group, Research Institute of Medicine at Inha University, Incheon, Korea.

In recent years, the sense of equilibrium began to receive a significant attention due to serious motion sickness derived from a high speed and frequency vehicles with the development of civilization. In aerospace age, many studies have been in progress about the equilibrium and spatial orientation under weightless conditions. This article focused on explaining vestibular anatomy and physiology. Furthermore, we tried to put the accent on introducing the role of vestibular system that is responsible for equilibrium of the body in spatial orientation.

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