cycloplegic


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cycloplegic

 [si″klo-ple´jik]
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or causing cycloplegia.
2. an agent that produces cycloplegia.

cy·clo·ple·gic

(sī'klō-plē'jik),
1. Relating to cycloplegia.
2. A drug that paralyzes the ciliary muscle and thus the power of accommodation.

cycloplegic

/cy·clo·ple·gic/ (-ple´jik) pertaining to, characterized by, or causing cycloplegia; or an agent that so acts.

cycloplegic

[sī′kləplē′jik]
1 adj, pertaining to a drug or treatment that causes paralysis of the ciliary muscles of the eye.
2 n, one of a group of anticholinergic drugs used to paralyze the ciliary muscles of the eye for ophthalmological examination or surgery. Any of the cycloplegics may cause adverse effects in persons sensitive to anticholinergics.

cy·clo·ple·gic

(sī'klō-plē'jik)
1. Relating to cycloplegia.
2. A drug that paralyzes the ciliary muscle and thus the power of accommodation.

cycloplegic 

1. Pertaining to cycloplegia.
2. A drug which produces cycloplegia. Cycloplegic drugs, which act by inhibiting the action of acetylcholine at muscarinic receptors in the ciliary muscle, include atropine, cyclopentolate hydrochloride, homatropine hydrobromide, hyoscine hydrobromide (scopolamine hydrobromide) and tropicamide. Syn. anticholinergic; antimuscarinic; cholinergic antagonist; cholinergic blocking agent; parasympatholytic. See mydriatic.

cycloplegic

1. pertaining to, characterized by, or causing cycloplegia.
2. an agent that produces cycloplegia.
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