Adie's syndrome

Ad·ie's syndrome 'ā-dēz- or Ad·ie syn·drome -dē- n a neurologic syndrome that affects esp. women between 20 and 40 and is characterized by an abnormally dilated pupil, absent or diminished light reflexes of the eye, abnormal accommodation, and lack of ankle-jerk and knee-jerk reflexes
Adie 'ā-dē William John (1886-1935)
British neurologist. Adie was on the staff at Charing Cross Hospital, Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, and London's National Hospital for Nervous Diseases. He described the neurological disorder now known as Adie's syndrome in 1931. He is also remembered for his description of a kind of idiopathic narcolepsy and for the chapters on diseases of the nervous system that he contributed to medical textbooks.

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an abnormality of the pupils of the eyes, often affecting only one eye. The affected pupil is dilated and reacts slowly to light; the response on convergence of the eyes is also slow (see tonic pupil). One or more tendon reflexes may be absent. The condition is almost entirely restricted to women.
W. J. Adie; Sir G. M. Holmes (1876-1965), British neurologist

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