ptosis


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pto·sis

 (tō′sĭs)
n. pl. pto·ses (-sēz)
Abnormal lowering or drooping of an organ or a part, especially a drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle weakness or paralysis.

[Greek ptōsis, fall, from piptein, ptō-, to fall; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pto′tic (-tĭk) adj.

ptosis

(ˈtəʊsɪs)
n, pl ptoses (ˈtəʊsiːz)
(Pathology) prolapse or drooping of a part, esp the eyelid
[C18: from Greek: a falling]
ptotic adj

pto•sis

(ˈtoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
prolapse or drooping of an organ or part, esp. a drooping of the upper eyelid.
[1735–45; < New Latin < Greek ptṓsis a falling]
pto•tic (ˈtoʊ tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
brow ptosis - sagging eyebrows
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
Translations

pto·sis

n. Gr. ptosis, prolapso de un órgano o parte, esp. visto en el párpado superior.

ptosis

n ptosis f
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This article considers the classification of and different approaches to managing ptosis, including scenarios where surgery is not the preferred route
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After that, she never received medical treatment, although she had ptosis in the past 10 years and was unable to walk without assistance in the past 1 year She had no dryness of the mouth, constipation, or sweating.
A successful result for upper eyelid position was defined as more than 50% reduction in lagophthalmos and induction of less than 2 mm of ptosis.
Objective: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis.
La violencia como fetiche, en el primer caso, se manifiesta de la misma manera en el extremo interes del fotografo por la ptosis y no por la mujer que la padece.
Patient considerably improved, ptosis slightly decreased and started walking with no unsteadiness after 3rd cycle of plasmapheresis.
Bilateral ptosis and horizontal diplopia forced her to go to a general practitioner, who administered some medications to no avail.
Among their topics are the structural and functional anatomy of the orbital region, requirements for surgery and basic operative techniques, ptosis operation in combination with upper lid blepharoplasty, basic principles of ablative fractional carbon-dioxide laser skin resurfacing, and post-operative complications.