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lacrimation

 [lak″rĭ-ma´shun]
secretion and discharge of tears.

lac·ri·ma·tion

(lak'ri-mā'shŭn),
The secretion of tears, especially in excess.
[L. lacrimatio]

lacrimation

/lac·ri·ma·tion/ (lak″rĭ-ma´shun) secretion and discharge of tears.

lacrimation

also

lachrymation

(lăk′rə-mā′shən)
n.
Secretion of tears, especially in excess.

lacrimation

[lak′rimā′shən]
1 the normal continuous secretion of tears by the lacrimal glands.
2 an excessive amount of tear production, as in crying or weeping. Also spelled lachrymation.

lac·ri·ma·tion

(lak'ri-mā'shŭn)
The secretion of tears, especially in excess.
[L. lacrimatio]

lacrimation

Secretion of tears, especially excessive production as in weeping or in the presence of a foreign body or corneal ulcer. Compare EPIPHORA.

lacrimation

1. Secretion and flow of tears. 2. Synonym for weeping. See epiphora; lacrimal reflex; tear secretion.

lacrimation

secretion and discharge of tears.
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Symptoms include miosis, sweating, lacrimation, gastrointestinal symptoms, respiratory difficulties, dyspnea, bradycardia, cyanosis, vomiting, diarrhea, as well as other symptoms.
Of these 28 patients, 13 (21%) had lacrimation, sweating, or sialorrhea but 15 (25%) had body movement (extremities, facial muscles, and tongue) during laryngoscopy and intubation, coughing, or bucking, which necessitated the anesthetist's intervention.
The acute effects of exposure can be caused by inhalation of formaldehyde vapors, which irritate the respiratory tract and eyes and cause lacrimation, burning of the nose and throat, dyspnea, and headache and can result in pulmonary edema and pneumonitis (Kurose, Kodera, Aoyama, & Kawamata, 2004).
Although CR is less toxic, it has less systematic effect but more lacrimation," said Abeer Mansour a medical toxicology scholar from Cardiff University.
The pain is characteristically associated with ipsilateral lacrimation, ptosis and rhinorrhoea.
Use of pupil size, lacrimation, sweating and cardiovascular parameters alone are poor predictors of the depth of anaesthesia (Hadzidiakos et al 2006) and measurement of end tidal volatile anaesthetic agent concentration (ETAA) has become standard anaesthetic practice in the United Kingdom.
Exposure to these agents causes excessive salivation and lacrimation in addition to seizure induction (Shih et al.
These include excessive salivation, lacrimation, coughing and sweating.
2]S is an irritant to human tissues causing keratoconjunctivitis, lacrimation, nasal irritation, dyspnea, and coughing.