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Female adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction than male adolescents following concussion.

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Summary of "Female adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction than male adolescents following concussion."

To examine differences between male and female adolescents on measures of balance, vestibular and oculomotor function within 3 weeks of concussion among a group of pediatric patients presenting to a sports medicine clinic.

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Name: Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
ISSN: 1873-1600
Pages: 68-74

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Traumatic injuries to the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. This may result in various eye movement dysfunction.

The vestibular part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The vestibular nerve fibers arise from neurons of Scarpa's ganglion and project peripherally to vestibular hair cells and centrally to the VESTIBULAR NUCLEI of the BRAIN STEM. These fibers mediate the sense of balance and head position.

Vestibular nucleus lying immediately superior to the inferior vestibular nucleus and composed of large multipolar nerve cells. Its upper end becomes continuous with the superior vestibular nucleus. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Pathological processes of the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH which contains part of the balancing apparatus. Patients with vestibular diseases show instability and are at risk of frequent falls.

A collection of nuclei in the midbrain tegmentum for the OCULOMOTOR NERVE fibers.

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