1. Central Vestibular System Defined
It is important to be able to delineate the central vestibular system from the peripheral vestibular system. The signs and symptoms of disorders of each system are unique and differentiation is necessary for efficient clinical management. This chapter addresses the normal anatomy of the central and peripheral vestibular systems. In addition, the primary structures that make up the central vestibular system will be reviewed, including the vestibular nuclei and their integration with the peripheral nervous system.