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.
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[Bernhard Aschner, Austrian gynecologist, 1883–1960]
Slowing of the heart rate after pressure is applied to the eye or the carotid sinus. It was formerly used to slow the heart in patients with supraventricular tachycardia or angina pectoris. Also called Aschner's reflex and sign.Synonym: oculocardiac reflex
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Aschner,Bernhard, Austrian gynecologist, 1883-1960.
Aschner-Dagnini reflex - Synonym(s): Aschner phenomenon
Aschner phenomenon - decrease in pulse rate associated with traction on extraocular muscles or compression of the eyeball; may produce asystolic cardiac arrest. Synonym(s): Aschner-Dagnini reflex; Aschner reflex; oculocardiac reflex
Aschner reflex - Synonym(s): Aschner phenomenon
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