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Phosphenes
MeSH HeadingPhosphenes
Tree NumberF02.830.816.964.500
Tree NumberG11.561.600.810.964.500
Tree NumberG14.640.816.500
Annotationdo not confuse with PHOSPHINES
Scope NoteA subjective visual sensation with the eyes closed and in the absence of light. Phosphenes can be spontaneous, or induced by chemical, electrical, or mechanical (pressure) stimuli which cause the visual field to light up without optical inputs.
Allowable QualifiersDE GE IM PH RE
History Note91(75); was see under VISION 1975-90
Date of Entry19741119
Unique IDD010719


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Psychological Phenomena and Processes [F02]
   Psychophysiology [F02.830]
      Sensation [F02.830.816]
         Vision, Ocular [F02.830.816.964]
Color Vision [F02.830.816.964.124]
Mesopic Vision [F02.830.816.964.186]  +
Night Vision [F02.830.816.964.249]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePhosphenes [F02.830.816.964.500]
Vision, Entoptic [F02.830.816.964.730]

 
Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena [G11]
   Nervous System Physiological Phenomena [G11.561]
      Nervous System Physiological Processes [G11.561.600]
         Sensation [G11.561.600.810]
            Vision, Ocular [G11.561.600.810.964]
Color Vision [G11.561.600.810.964.124]
Mesopic Vision [G11.561.600.810.964.186]  +
Night Vision [G11.561.600.810.964.249]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePhosphenes [G11.561.600.810.964.500]
Vision, Entoptic [G11.561.600.810.964.730]

 
Ocular Physiological Phenomena [G14]
   Ocular Physiological Processes [G14.640]
      Vision, Ocular [G14.640.816]
Color Vision [G14.640.816.124]
Mesopic Vision [G14.640.816.186]  +
Night Vision [G14.640.816.249]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePhosphenes [G14.640.816.500]
Vision, Entoptic [G14.640.816.730]

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