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proptosis

 [prop-to´sis]
forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye.
Proptosis of eye. Note lid retraction and exposed sclera above and below cornea. From Stein et al., 2000.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (ek'sof-thal'mos),
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis

/prop·to·sis/ (prop-to´sis) forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye.

proptosis

(prŏp-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. propto·ses (-sēz)
Forward displacement of an organ, especially an eyeball.

proptosis

[proptō′sis]
Etymology: L, pro + ptosis, falling
a bulging, protrusion, or forward displacement of a body organ or area.
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Proptosis of the right eye

proptosis

Medtalk Forward displacement of the eyeball. See Exophthalmos.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis

Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. Also known as EXOPHTHALMOS. Proptosis is cause by any process that increases the bulk of the soft tissues in the ORBIT behind the eyeball.

proptosis (präp·tōˑ·ss),

n a protrusion or bulging of a bodily region or organ, such as the eye.
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Proprioceptors.

proptosis 

Abnormal forward displacement of one eye. It is a sign of a severe orbital disorder, such as a tumour, inflammation, or thyroid eye disease. See orbital cellulitis; Graves' disease; exophthalmometer; exophthalmos; carotid-venous fistula.

ex·oph·thal·mos

, exophthalmus (eks'of-thal'mos, -mŭs)
Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology.
Synonym(s): proptosis.
[G. ex, out, + ophthalmos, eye]

proptosis (proptō´sis),

n the forward displacement or protrusion of the eyeball. See also exophthalmos.

proptosis

forward displacement or bulging, especially of the eye; exophthalmos.