Taber's Medical Dictionary

Aschner phenomenon

(ash′nĕr)

[Bernhard Aschner, Austrian gynecologist, 1883-1960]
Slowing of the heart rate after pressure is applied to the eye or the carotid sinus. It was formerly used to slow the heart in patients with supraventricular tachycardia or angina pectoris. Also called Aschner's reflex and sign.
SYN: SEE: oculocardiac reflex

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