Bell’s palsy: Acute idiopathic unilateral paralysis of the facial nerve. Named after Sir Charles Bell and his description in 1827
Sir Charles Bell (1774 – 1842) was an Scottish anatomist, physiologist, neurologist and surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with Bell’s palsy
A reflex iridoplegia characterized by small, irregular, unequal pupils, with near-light dissociation; absence of a miotic reaction to both direct and consensual light with preservation of the accommodation reflex. Classically associated with neurosyphilis.