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Causes and treatment of seasickness
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2883537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seasickness is usually induced by conflicting sensory cues. However, very little is known about the neural pathways and processes which play a role in the development of nausea. Since the symptoms, for example, pallor, sweating and vomiting are all of parasympathetic origin, the common antiemetic drugs are anticholinergically efficient. More recently, additional drugs and modified forms of application have been introduced to reduce the soporific side effects. It is pointed out that onboard behaviour and even choice of vessel can be of more importance than use of antivertiginous drugs. Besides attention to the individual adaptation to the atypical seagoing environment, simple behaviour patterns such as fixation on the horizon, avoiding of head movements and reduction of conflicting sensory cues can be very effective in reducing symptoms.
S Holtmann; J Seifert; H Scherer
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laryngologie, Rhinologie, Otologie     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0340-1588     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg)     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-09     Completed Date:  1987-06-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513628     Medline TA:  Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg)     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  99-103     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Vernacular Title:
Ursachen und Behandlung der Seekrankheit.
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MeSH Terms
Antiemetics / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Motion Sickness / etiology*,  therapy
Postural Balance
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiemetics; 0/Histamine H1 Antagonists

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