glabella tap

glabella tap

a tap on the glabella to test the glabella tap reflex. Normally the patient stops blinking after the second or third tap, but in Parkinson's disease and certain kinds of cerebral degeneration the blinking continues even after many taps.
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C 5/20(25%) 4/20(20%) Rescue analgecic 2/20(30%) 0/20(10%) SVT/AF 2/20(10%) 1/20(5%) Wound infection 0/20(0%) 0/20(0%) Delayed healing 0/20(0%) 1/20(5%) Pneumothorax 1/20(5%) 0/20(0%) Ramsay scale for the assessment of the level of sedation LEVEL OF ACTIVITY POINTS Patient anxious, agitated or restless 1 Patient cooperative, orientated and tranquil 2 Patient responding only to verbal commands 3 Patient with brisk response to light glabella tap 4 or loud auditory stimulus Patient with sluggish response to light glabella 5 tap or loud auditory stimulus Patient with no response to light glabella tap 6 or loud auditory stimulus
Traces were rejected if onset latency was impossible to measure (for example, due to baseline interference) or if onset latency was less than 20 ms, or greater than 100 ms, from the onset of the glabella tap (in which case they were probably not reflexive blinks).
agitated or restless 1 Patient cooperative, orientated and tranquil 2 Patient responding only to verbal commands 3 Patient with brisk response to light glabella tap or loud 4 auditory stimulus Patient with sluggish response to light glabella tap or loud 5 auditory stimulus Patient with no response to light glabella tap or loud 6 auditory stimulus HAEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS 1/2 H 1H D P D P Pulse 84.