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mydriasis

 [mĭ-dri´ah-sis]
great dilatation of the pupil.

my·dri·a·sis

(mi-drī'ă-sis),
Dilation of the pupil.
[G.]

mydriasis

/my·dri·a·sis/ (mĭ-dri´ah-sis) [Gr.] dilatation of the pupil.

mydriasis

(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.

mydriasis

[midrī′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, mydros, hot mass
1 dilation of the pupil of the eye caused by contraction of the dilator muscle of the iris, a muscular sheath that radiates outward like the spokes of a wheel from the center of the iris around the pupil. With a decrease in light or the pharmacological action of certain drugs, the dilator acts to pull the iris outward, enlarging the pupil.
2 an abnormal condition characterized by contraction of the dilator muscle, resulting in widely dilated pupils. See also alternating mydriasis. Compare miosis. mydriatic, adj.

my·dri·a·sis

(mi-drī'ă-sis)
Dilation of the pupil.
[G.]

mydriasis

Widening (dilatation) of the pupil of the eye, usually as a result of instillation of a mydriatic drug, such as ATROPINE or CYCLOPENTOLATE.

mydriasis

1. Dilatation of the pupil. 2. The condition of an eye having an abnormally large pupil diameter (5 mm in daylight). The condition may be due to a paralysis of the sphincter pupillae muscle, to an irritation of the sympathetic pathway, to a drug (e.g. atropine, homatropine), or to adaptation to darkness. See miosis; dilator pupillae muscle; mydriatic; pupil.

my·dri·a·sis

(mi-drī'ă-sis)
Dilation of the pupil.
[G.]

mydriasis

(midrī´əsis),
n an abnormal condition of the eye characterized by contraction of the dilator muscle, resulting in widely dilated pupils.

mydriasis

gross dilatation of the pupil. Common causes in animals are atropine poisoning, hypocalcemia and tiger snake envenomation. Permanent dilatation may be due to damage to the retina, as in toxoplasmosis, or to the optic nerve, as in avitaminosis A.