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Bekhterev's reflex I

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Paradoxical reflex with dilatation of the pupil on exposure to light.

Description

Paradoxical reflex with dilatation of the pupil on exposure to light, reduction in shadow. A very rare reflex anomaly occurring in tabes dorsalis and certain brain tumours.

Probably the same as Bekhterev’s reflex (2).

Bibliography

  • V. M. von Bekhterev:
    Die Bedeutung der pathologisch-anatomischen Veränderungen in der progressiven Paralyse der Irren bezüglich des Auftretens apoplektoider und epileptoider Anfälle.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1883, 14: 552-567.

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