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1. Inflammation of the inner ear which can cause vertigo (loss of balance) and vomiting (nausea).
2. Inflammation of the labyrinth, the system of intercommunicating canals and cavities within the inner ear responsible for sensing balance.

Labyrinthitis may be accompanied by the sudden onset of a feeling of vertigo triggered by head or body movement together with feelings of nausea and malaise which may be due to various causes including viral and bacterial infections.

3. Etymology: the term labyrinth comes from the Greek labyrinthos for "a structure with intricate passages intersecting each other".

A labyrinth played a role in Greek mythology with reference to a maze on Crete where the monstrous Minotaur roamed and devoured his victims.

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suppurative labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis, or inflammation of the canals and cavities of the inner ear; resulting from bacterial invasion, characterized by all of the diagnostic evidence of infection, including the production of pus cells.
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