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Gunn sign

Pronunciation: gun

Definition:

  1. compression of the underlying vein at arteriovenous crossings seen ophthalmoscopically in arteriolar sclerosis;
  2. on alternate stimulation with light, the pupil of an eye with optic nerve transmission defect constricts poorly or even dilates when stimulated (a relative afferent pupillary defect).

Synonym(s): Gunn crossing sign

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