maginot line pattern


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An angled figure near the point of fixation, which gradually spreads and assumes a lateral convex shape with a scintillating edge, leaving a varying amount of scotomata in its wake, which is characteristic of the aura that precedes visual migraines. This phenomenon was also know by the fanciful term, Maginot line pattern, so named for the jagged, slightly off-center lines
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maginot line pattern

Fortification phenomenon Neurology A fanciful descriptor for the jagged, slightly off-center scintillating lines characteristic of visual aura that may precede visual migraines
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