photoptarmosis

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photoptarmosis

 [fo″to-tahr-mo´sis]
sneezing caused by the influence of light.
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pho·to·ptar·mo·sis

(fō'tō-tar-mō'sis),
Sneezing on looking at a light, especially a bright light (for example, sunlight). The neuroanatomic pathways of this reflex are debated; autosomal dominant transmission.
[photo- + G. ptarmos, a sneezing, + -osis, condition]
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pho·to·ptar·mo·sis

(fō-top'tahr-mō'sis)
Reflex sneezing that occurs when bright light stimulates the retina.
Synonym(s): photic-sneeze reflex.
[photo- + G. ptarmos, a sneezing, + -osis, condition]
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pho·to·ptar·mo·sis

(fō-top'tahr-mō'sis)
Sneezing on looking at light, especially sunlight.
[photo- + G. ptarmos, a sneezing, + -osis, condition]
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