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Doctor insights on: Pupillary Reflexes

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What makes brisk reflexes?

What makes brisk reflexes?

Good nerves: Some people have naturally brisk reflexes. If brisk reflexes are present at an early age and equal on the two sides, usually nothing wrong. Pathologically brisk reflexes can occur: a. If nervous system is overstimulated (hyperthyroid, crack, fright etc) or if the reflex centers become disinhibited by brain or spinal cord disease, . ...Read more

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What is meant by pupillary distance ?

What is meant by  pupillary distance ?

Space between eyes: This is a number needed by eyeglass makers to properly space the optical centers on eyeglasses and it is the exact distance between the centers of the two pupils when the eyes fixate at a distance. It is needed on a prescription from an optical shop (termed P.D.) and you would need it if you order eyeglasses online. ...Read more

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What is a \gag reflex?

What is a \gag reflex?

Normal reflex: Gag reflex is a normal reflex where stimulation of the back of the throat will provoke choking and gagging. This reflex is often absent in patients with severe neurological injury (stroke) or head injuries. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more

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How do I stop my gag reflex?

How do I stop my gag reflex?

Not wise: Without a gag reflex you will choke and aspirate things into your airway that can kill you instantly. Watch what you wish for. Let your body's natural defenses take care of you. ...Read more

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What is the babinski reflex ?

What is the babinski reflex ?

Babinski sign: Babinski's reflex occurs when the big toe moves toward the top surface of the foot and the other toes fan out after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked. The reflex is found in infants and disappears by the age 2 as the nervous system develops. The presence of a babinski's reflex after age 2 is a sign of damage to the nerve paths connecting the spinal cord and the brain. ...Read more

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What causes a loss of reflexes?

What causes a loss of reflexes?

A lot of things: When ever there is injury to the nerve which supply that mascule the reflex will be down. ...Read more

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When do babies develop reflexes?

When do babies develop reflexes?

Born with them: Babies are born with reflexes. They turn their head toward whatever stokes their cheek looking for breastmilk. We can suppress reflexes over time but they are something that we are born with. ...Read more

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