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wernicke's reaction

wernicke's reaction in Medicine

Wernicke's reaction n.
A reaction seen in hemianopsia in which the pupil constricts when light is directed to the normal side of the retina, but fails to constrict when light is directed to the retina's blind side. Also called hemiopic pupillary reaction, Wernicke's sign.

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