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A substance that causes constriction of the pupil of the eye.
Characterized by, involving, or causing miosis.

[From miosis.]
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or my•ot•ic

(maɪˈɒt ɪk)

1. pertaining to or producing miosis.
2. a miotic drug.
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Noun1.miotic - a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Adj.1.miotic - of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eyemiotic - of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eye; "a miotic drug"
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Moreover, at least three other minor features ought to be present including cutaneous photosensitivity, progressive pigmentary retinopathy or cataract, optic disc atrophy, miotic pupils, sensorineural hearing loss, dental caries and a characteristic physical appearance.
If stigmata of opioid overdose (for example, miotic pupils and respiratory depression) are present in a patient considered to have overdosed on cocaine, naloxone should be administered, as the clinical presentation may be tied to the presence of opioid adulterants.
With a length of 2.4 kb, miotic recombination hot spot locus (Mrhl) is a type of single-axon lncRNA encoded by the nuclear genome and expressed in testes.[44] In 2008, the studies found that Mrhl regulated spermatogenesis through two molecular mechanisms.
After the Eyecryl Phakic IOL was gently positioned in the sulcus, the remaining viscoelastic material was completely washed out of the anterior chamber with a balanced salt solution, and a miotic agent was instilled.
Disease severity was graded from 0 to 4 as follows: 0 = normal, without any anterior chamber cells or iris changes; 1 = mild iris vessel dilation and some anterior chamber cells; 2 = iris hyperemia, with some limitation in pupil dilation; 3 = miotic, hyperemic, irregular, and slightly damaged iris, with considerable flare and cells; 4 = severely damaged and hyperemic iris, with a miotic pupil filled with protein and cloudy, gel-like aqueous humor.
It has been suggested that contrast sensitivity is reduced by diffraction with a miotic pupil, and possibly by spheric aberrations with a dilated pupil.
Pupils were nearly uniformly miotic because of ambient light conditions, which precluded any evaluation of the posterior chamber of the eye.
Contrary to psychedelic users, users and misusers of opium and opioid substances experience a constricted (miotic) pupil, or even a pinpoint pupillary aperture [37].
Pretest instructions such as avoidance of hair spray or oil after last hair wash and avoidance of miotic or mydriatics 12 h before the test were provided.
Other mechanisms reported to contribute to the development of glaucoma are Schlemm's canal absence and angle closure preceded by miotic therapy [2].