mydriasis

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my·dri·a·sis

 (mĭ-drī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Dilation of the pupil of the eye, especially when excessive or prolonged, usually as a result of trauma, a medical disorder, or a drug.

[Latin mydriāsis, from Greek mudriāsis, perhaps from mudros, red-hot mass of metal in a forge (in reference to the more brilliant appearance of the dilated pupil to ancient physicians, as a result of light reflected off the fundus of the eye ); possibly akin to mudān, to be damp, dripping ( mudros perhaps originally referring to molten iron).]

mydriasis

(mɪˈdraɪəsɪs; maɪ-)
n
(Pathology) abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye, produced by drugs, coma, etc
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek; origin obscure]

my•dri•a•sis

(mɪˈdraɪ ə sɪs, maɪ-)

n.
excessive dilatation of the pupil of the eye, as the result of disease, drugs, or the like. Compare miosis.
[1650–60; < Latin mydriāsis < Greek mydríāsis, appar. derivative of mýdros hot mass of iron, though sense connection unclear]

mydriasis

abnormal dilatation of the pupil, the result of disease or the use of certain drugs. Cf. miosis. — mydriatic, adj.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mydriasis - reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
dilatation, dilation - the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
Translations

my·dri·a·sis

n. midriasis, dilatación prolongada de la pupila.
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