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

Aschner phenomenon is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.