Evoked Pressure Responses in the Rabbit Eye

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Science  06 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3758, pp. 106-108
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3758.106


In the rabbit, a sensory stimulus of low intensity evokes a characteristic transient intraocular rise in pressure with an amplitude as great as 10 millimeters of mercury. This α- adrenergically mediated phenomenon occurs concomitantly with a general arousal response and appears to be caused by contraction of the orbital smooth muscle of Müller.