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oculocardiac reflex


Definition: a decrease in pulse rate associated with traction on extraocular muscles or compression of the eyeball; especially sensitive in children; may produce asystolic cardiac arrest.

Synonym(s): Aschner phenomenon, Aschner reflex, Aschner-Dagnini reflex

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