1. Causing mydriasis or dilation of the pupil. 2. An agent that dilates the pupil.

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myd·ri·at·ic .mid-rē-'at-ik adj causing or involving dilation of the pupil of the eye
mydriatic n a drug that produces dilation of the pupil of the eye

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a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate. Examples are atropine, cyclopentolate, and phenylephrine. Mydriatics are used to aid examination of the eye and to treat some eye inflammations such as iritis and cyclitis.

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myd·ri·at·ic (mid″re-atґik) 1. dilating the pupil. 2. any drug that dilates the pupil.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Mydriatic — Myd ri*at ic, a. Causing dilatation of the pupil. n. A mydriatic medicine or agent, as belladonna. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mydriatic — [mid΄rē at′ik] adj. of or causing mydriasis n. any drug causing mydriasis …   English World dictionary

  • mydriatic — /mid ree at ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or producing mydriasis. n. 2. a mydriatic drug. [1850 55; MYDRIA(SIS) + TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mydriatic — myd•ri•at•ic [[t]ˌmɪd riˈæt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) med pertaining to or producing mydriasis 2) pha a mydriatic drug • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • mydriatic — /mɪdriˈætɪk/ (say midree atik) adjective 1. relating to or producing mydriasis. –noun 2. a mydriatic drug …   Australian English dictionary

  • mydriatic — noun a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate; used to aid eye examinations • Syn: ↑mydriatic drug • Hypernyms: ↑drug • Hyponyms: ↑atropine …   Useful english dictionary

  • mydriatic — adjective or noun see mydriasis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mydriatic — 1. adjective that dilates the pupils of the eyes 2. noun A drug having this effect See Also: mydriasis …   Wiktionary

  • mydriatic — adj. pertaining to abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mydriatic — myd·ri·at·ic …   English syllables

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