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Jaw-winking syndrome

Jaw-winking syndrome

(Science: syndrome) An increase in the width of the eye lids during chewing, sometimes with a rhythmic elevation of the upper lid when the mouth is open and ptosis when the mouth is closed.

Synonym: gunn phenomenon, gunns syndrome, jaw-winking phenomenon, jaw-working reflex, marcus gunn phenomenon, marcus gunn syndrome.


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