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staggers

/ (ˈstæɡəz) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural)

a form of vertigo associated with decompression sickness
Also called: blind staggers a disease of horses and some other domestic animals characterized by a swaying unsteady gait, caused by infection, toxins, or lesions of the central nervous system

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