eyelash sign

eye·lash sign

(ī'lash sīn)
In a case of apparent unconsciousness due to functional disease, such as conversion hysteria, stroking the eyelashes will occasion movement of the lids, but no such reflex will occur in case of severe organic brain lesion such as stroke, fracture of the skull, or other traumatism.
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