space of Donders

space of Don·ders

(don'dĕrz),
the space between the dorsum of the tongue and the hard palate when the mandible is in rest position after the expiratory cycle of respiration.

Donders,

Franz C., Dutch ophthalmologist, 1818-1889.
Donders glaucoma - obsolete term for open-angle glaucoma.
Donders law - rotation of the eyeball is determined by the distance of an object from the median plane and the line of the horizon.
Donders pressure - an increase of about 6 mmHg shown by a manometer connected with the trachea when the thorax of the corpse is opened, caused by the collapse of the lungs when air is admitted to the thorax.
Donders rings - an obsolete term for the iridescent rings or halos observed in a cloudy cornea due to acute glaucoma.
space of Donders - the space between the dorsum of the tongue and the hard palate when the mandible is in rest position following the expiratory cycle of respiration.

space of Don·ders

(spās donderz)
Area between dorsum of the tongue and hard palate when mandible is in rest position after expiratory cycle of respiration.
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