paralytic mydriasis


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par·a·lyt·ic my·dri·a·sis

pupillary dilation due to paralysis of the sphincter muscle of the pupil induced by anticholinergic drugs given topically or systemically, or resulting from lesions of the oculomotor nucleus or nerve, contusion of the eyeball, or glaucoma.

paralytic mydriasis

Etymology: Gk, paralyein, to be palsied, mydriasis, pupil enlargement
an area of depressed vision that is on the periphery of the field.

paralytic mydriasis

Mydriasis resulting from paralysis of the oculomotor nerve.
See also: mydriasis