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nys·tag·mus

 (nĭ-stăg′məs)
n.
A rapid, involuntary, oscillatory motion of the eyeball.

[New Latin, from Greek nustagmos, drowsiness.]

nys·tag′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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nystagmus

(nɪˈstæɡməs)
n
(Medicine) involuntary movement of the eye comprising a smooth drift followed by a flick back, occurring in several situations, for example after the body has been rotated or in disorders of the cerebellum
[C19: New Latin, from Greek nustagmos]
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nys•tag•mus

(nɪˈstæg məs)

n.
a persistent, rapid, involuntary side-to-side eye movement.
[1815–25; < New Latin < Greek nystagmós nodding, derivative of nystázein to nod]
nys•tag′mic, adj.
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nystagmus

uncontrollable and rapid movement of the eyeball in any direction. — nystagmic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nystagmus - involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders
eye movement - the movement of the eyes
physiological nystagmus - small involuntary tremors of the eyeballs; when it is eliminated by stabilizing the image on the retina, visual perception fades rapidly from fatigue of the retinal receptors
rotational nystagmus - nystagmus caused by the body rotating rapidly; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction of rotation
post-rotational nystagmus - nystagmus caused by suddenly stopping the rapid rotation of the body; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation
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Translations
nystagmus

nys·tag·mus

n. nistagmo, espasmo involuntario del globo ocular;
palatal ______ palatal.
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nystagmus

n nistagmo
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References in periodicals archive ?
His ocular position was median; right eyeball movement was totally impaired and left could only perform slight adduction with ocular nystagmus. The right and left pupil diameters were 6.0 mm and 5.0 mm.
When the patient's condition showed abrupt change at first, we observed these neurological symptoms: (1) bilateral total ophthalmoplegia with bilateral ptosis (the left eye could only perform slight adduction with ocular nystagmus), (2) contralateral hemiparesis and ataxia, and (3) consciousness disturbance.
The positions of the bilateral eyes were almost neutral at first and he could abduct only his left eyeball slightly with ocular nystagmus. One month later, his right eyeball was fixed completely to the abducted position and he could abduct his left eyeball incompletely with ocular nystagmus.