#1318 vestibulomotor dysfunction

closed-rejected
Cynthia Smith
5
2013-04-08
2013-03-06
No

abnormal vestibular system physiology [MP:0004742] is defined as "any functional anomaly of the sensory system responsible for the sense of head position and movement of the body through space; such anomalies may include impaired balance, dizziness, poor regulation of postural muscle tone and inability to detect quick movements of the head." However, we don't have any of the associated motor dysfunctions associated with it.

Consider making parent child relations with:
impaired balance [MP:0001525]

potentially also
head bobbing [MP:0001410]
circling [MP:0001394]

These last two terms would need definition revisions since they reference a compulsive behavior. However, head tilting, bobbing and circling are common symptoms of disruption in balance.

Discussion

  • Or maybe the placement and definition of head bobbing [MP:0001410] and circling [MP:0001394] just need to be changed to reflect that it isn't always a compulsive behavior.

     
  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith
    2013-04-08

    • assigned_to: nobody --> cynthiasmith
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
     
  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith
    2013-04-08

    While these behaviors are frequently associated with vestibular disorders, they also result from other disorders. So we cannot make a parent-child relationship with the relationship types that we currently have. They are not vestibular physiology per se, just the behavioral result of the defect in the vestibular system.

     
  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith
    2013-04-08

    And the definitions have been modified to remove "compulsive"