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Synonyms for blink


on the blink

the blink of an eye


  • an instant
  • a second
  • a minute
  • no time
  • a flash
  • a moment
  • a split second
  • a tick
  • a twinkling
  • a trice
  • a jiffy
  • two shakes
  • a shake
  • two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • the bat of an eye

Synonyms for blink

to open and close the eyes rapidly

to shine with intermittent gleams

to pretend not to see

a brief closing of the eyes

Synonyms for blink

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Blink reflexes in patients and control subjects Controls Blink Reflex Mean[+ or -]SD R1 Latency (ms) 10.
Time to onset of recovery of the eye blink reflex was significantly reduced by ES (F(3, 30) = 7.
The effects of tobacco smoking on the short, middle and long latency responses of the blink reflex in humans.
The blink reflex is an obligatory response in which there is a rapid closure of the eyelid due mainly to the contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle surrounding the eye.
The blink reflex, also known as the orbicularis oculi reflex test, may be indicative of lesions or dysfunctions of the brainstem, and particularly assesses the trigeminal-facial arch.
Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia associated with involuntary blinking, squeezing, or closure of the eyelids, and results from an imbalance in the excitation/inhibition mechanism of the brainstem eye blink reflex.
A measure closely related to emotion is the acoustic startle blink reflex (Bradley et al.
Clinical uses of the electrically elicited blink reflex.
Recovery of the blink reflex (BR) after double stimulation reflects the excitability of BR, which is shown to be under dopaminergic control and enhanced in disease states such as Parkinson's disease (PD) (7,8,9,10,11) or periodic limb movement disorders (PLMD) (12).
Small pupils are no problem; deep set eyes and a strong blink reflex take a bit more skill, but it's rare not to get a good image.
An extensive set of studies has shown a startle blink reflex modulation related to the affective content of the stimuli, with greater magnitudes when subjects view unpleasant pictures, and lower ones when they view pleasant pictures (e.
The blink reflex serves an important role in mechanically sweeping large mucin molecules along with ocular debris away from the ocular surface.