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Photic Sneezing

“The photic sneeze reflex is a reflex condition that causes sneezing in response to numerous stimuli, such as looking at bright lights or periocular (surrounding the eyeball) injection. The condition affects 18–35% of the world's population”

Source:Wikipedia

Its cause, and the tendency for inheritance within families, are unknown.

Also known as 'Autosomal Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst' (ACHOO) syndrome (Source :Medical Genetics Summaries)


Also see :Sneeze centerplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigSneeze center

"“Experiments in cats identified a concentration of cells in the rostral dorsolateral pontomedullary area, stimulation of which causes sneezing indistinguishable from sneezing induced by natural peripheral stimuli.” Source: Localization of the “sneeze …


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