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is not pupil dilation the increase in a pupil and pupillary response then, which from this article in itself i take it that means a category including contraction and dilation of the pupil, does not refer to the same thing as pupil dilation in the English language?Makeswell (talk) 15:51, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
- You're right, changed the name back to "pupillary response". --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 00:56, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
- Here's a source you can read directly: Women's pupillary responses to sexually significant others during the hormonal cycle --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 19:30, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
separate article from mydriasis?
I put the phrase "pupil dilation" into the search field and was directed here, but really I was trying to remember the term mydriasis. That is a mature article, so what is the purpose of this one? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:32, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
- Did you read that page? The first line is "Mydriasis is an excessive dilation of the pupil due to disease, trauma or the use of drugs." That's a very specific kind of pupillary response, this page is about the topic in general. --❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 00:56, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Combine with Pupil article?
This article is categorized as a stub. It could not be expanded much without starting to duplicate Mydriasis, but it could become a section in Pupil, to which this article's title would then redirect. Would such a combination be better than continued stubbiness? Ornithikos (talk) 04:52, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
History of the "fixed and dilated" pupil
More examples of pupillary response.
- Dilation due to anger (sources are available at the end of page 4.) - http://www.webmd.com/men/features/anger-control-men
- Fixed pupils occur in brain death (dilation reflex ceases) - http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20140103/brain-dead-faq?page=2
- Fixed pupils occur in imminent death (dilation reflex ceases; sources are available at the end of page 2.) - http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150209/researchers-identify-8-signs-of-impending-death
- Fixed and dilated pupils occur after death - http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-death