solar sneeze reflex


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solar sneeze reflex

Etymology: L, sol, sun; ME, snesen + L, reflectere, to bend back
a sneeze that may be caused by exposure to bright sunlight.

solar sneeze reflex

A sneeze following exposure to bright sunlight. This reflex is and affects a great number of normal people; it may also be associated with rhinitis. The mechanism of the cause of this type of sneeze reflex is unknown.
See also: reflex