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Petit's syndrome

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Eponym used to indicate an oculopupillary disease due to an irritation of the sympathetic nervous system. It consists of mydriasis, increased intraocular pressure, exophthalmos, widening of the rima palpebrarum, and changes in the connective tissue of the bulbus oculi and retinal vessels. It is the opposite of (Claude) Bernard-Horner syndrome


  • F. P. du Petit:
    Mémoire dans lequel il est démontré que les nerfs intercostaux fournissent des rameaux que portent des esprites dans les yeux.
    Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physiologie pour la même année. 1727: 1-19.

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