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vertigover‧ti‧go /ˈvɜːtɪɡəʊ $ ˈvɜːrtɪɡoʊ/ noun [uncountable]  MIHIGHa feeling of sickness and dizziness caused by looking down from a high place
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vertigoHe saw her and felt - as only once before he had felt - the dizzy vertigo of a fathomless falling-away.Just the thought of standing on the balcony gave her vertigo.At this point I am getting that sense of logical vertigo that will become my companion throughout this journey.Looking down through the iron grids of the stairway, I had to fight back a helpless feeling of vertigo.But this was a real vertigo of despair.But for the vertigo shot alone, a horizontal miniature was built to avoid counter-weighting the heavy VistaVision camera.The vertigo faded last fall, when a doctor in West Palm Beach, Fla., began treating her.The vertigo is less severe than that due to end-organ disease, and visual fixation inhibits neither the nystagmus nor the vertigo.They may have symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency with vertigo or drop attacks and may have signs of myelopathy.
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