flittering scotoma

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • flittering scotoma — noun a localized area of diminished vision edged by shimmering colored lights; in many people it indicates the onset of migraine • Syn: ↑scintillating scotoma • Hypernyms: ↑scotoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • flittering scotoma — teichopsia …   Medical dictionary

  • scotoma — 1. An isolated area of varying size and shape, within the visual field, in which vision is absent or depressed. 2. A blind spot in psychological awareness. [G. skotoma, vertigo, fr. skotos, darkness] absolute s. a s. in which there is no… …   Medical dictionary

  • scintillating scotoma —    Also known as flittering scotoma, fortification spectrum, fortification figure, fortification of Vauban, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, Norman arch, telehopsia, and teichopsia. The term scintillating scotoma is indebted to the Latin noun… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • scintillating scotoma — noun a localized area of diminished vision edged by shimmering colored lights; in many people it indicates the onset of migraine • Syn: ↑flittering scotoma • Hypernyms: ↑scotoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • fortification spectrum —    Also known as fortification figure, fortification of Vauban, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, flittering scotoma, Norman arch, scintillating scotoma, telehopsia, and teichopsia. The introduction of the term fortification spectrum is commonly …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • teichopsia — The jagged, shimmering visual sensation resembling the fortifications of a walled medieval town; the scintillating scotoma of migraine. [G. teichos, wall, + opsis, vision] * * * n. shimmering coloured lights, accompanied by blank spots in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fortification of vauban —    Also known as fortification figure, fortification spectrum, flittering scotoma, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, Norman arch, scintillating scotoma, telehopsia, and teichopsia. The introduction of the eponym fortification of Vauban stems… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • teichopsia —    Also known as fortification spectrum, fortification figure, fortification of Vauban, geometrical spectrum, herringbone, Norman arch, scintillating scotoma, and flittering scotoma. The term teichopsia comes from the Greek words teichos (wall),… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • escotoma centelleante — Eng. Flittering scotoma Escotoma transitorio de localización central que posteriormente se acompaña de visión de centelleos y de hemicránea, probablemente debido a un trastorno circulatorio en el lóbulo occipital. Hemianopsia transitoria …   Diccionario de oftalmología

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