doll's eye phenomenon

doll's eye phenomenon (reflex)

 [dolz i]
the movement of the eyes as a unit in the opposite direction when the head is moved; it occurs in an individual with a depressed level of consciousness when cranial nerves three and six are intact. Called also oculocephalic reflex.
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