spasmodic mydriasis

spastic mydriasis dilation of the pupil due to spasm of the dilator pupillae muscle or to overaction of the sympathetic pathway.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trihexyphenidyl — drugbox IUPAC name = 1 cyclohexyl 1 phenyl 3 (1 piperidyl)propan 1 ol CAS number = 144 11 6 ATC prefix = N04 ATC suffix = AA01 ATC supplemental = PubChem = 5572 DrugBank = APRD00070 C=20 | H=31 | N=1 | O=1 molecular weight = 301.466 g/mol… …   Wikipedia

  • List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes — This is a list of roots, suffixes, and prefixes used in medical terminology, their meanings, and their etymology. There are a few rules when using medical roots. Firstly, prefixes and suffixes, primarily in Greek, but also in Latin, have a… …   Wikipedia

  • Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • miosis — 1. Contraction of the pupil. 2. Incorrect alternative spelling for meiosis. [G. meiosis, a lessening] paralytic m. m. due to paralysis of the dilator muscle of the pupil. spastic m. m. due to spasmodic …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.