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Relating to the pupil.


Etymology: L, pupilla
pertaining to the pupil.


Relating to the pupil.


pertaining to or emanating from the pupil.

pupillary aperture
the pupil.
pupillary block
an obstruction to the flow of aqueous between the border of the pupil and the anterior capsule of the lens.
pupillary consensual light reflex
constriction of the pupil in the eye opposite to the one receiving an intensified beam of light, and reversal when the light is removed. The reflex is clearcut in humans and dogs but little used in food animals. Presence of the reflex is a guarantee of integrity of the optic pathways.
pupillary constriction
see miosis.
pupillary cyst
see iris cyst.
pupillary dilatation
pupillary light reflex
constriction of a dilated pupil in response to an increase in light intensity and a dilatation of a constricted pupil in response to a decrease in the intensity. Activity of the reflex indicates the efficiency of the retina, the optic and oculomotor nerves and the musculature of the iris.
pupillary membranectomy
a surgical technique for resection of an iridocapsular membrane, formed as a sequela to cataract surgery.
persistent pupillary membrane
nonvascular remnants of the tunica vasculosa lentis may extend across the iris or from the iris to the cornea, often producing a corneal opacity at the site. A common defect in dogs, particularly in Basenjis.
pupillary zone
the portion of iris closest to the pupillary border.
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Task-evoked pupillary responses, processing load, and the structure of processing resources.
Pupillary response to tropicamide in patients with Alzheimer disease.
First indicators of consciousness to weaken and fail are responses to pinching of the skin of the head, followed by pupillary and reflexes of the blink and nictitating membranes.
Retinal tissue is neuronal in nature, and the transplants proceeded to make neuronal connections to the pupillary reflex-processing area of the brain.
Presence of relative afferent pupillary defect carries a poor prognosis as it denotes injury to optic nerve & retina.
After rewarming from hypothermia, the predictive value of absent pupillary light reflexes or absent corneal reflexes was not significantly different in patients with hypothermia compared with patients without hypothermia (Evidence Class I).
Acute angle closure may result from pupillary block caused by the forward movement of the spherical lens or anterior chamber luxation of the lens due to weak and long zonules.
Specifically, the globe was evaluated for gross abnormalities, a Schirmer tear test I was performed (Schirmer tear test strips, Intervet Schering, Boxmeer, Netherlands), and ocular reflexes, including palpebral, menace, and direct pupillary light reflex (PLR) were recorded.
3 In some patients reduced tendon reflexes and mild autonomic disturbances that include swallowing problems, lack of tearing and slow pupillary response to light, may also be observed.
Contract awarded for Hanbat National S9 pupillary building construction (construction, machinery and equipment)
8C pulse 200/min respiratory rate 60/min capillary refill time 6s lethargy pallor mottled skin pin point miosis poor pupillary light reflex feeble pulse cold extremities harsh breath sounds fine rales on both lungs muffled heart sounds no murmur and hepatosplenomegaly hypotonia absent Moro reflex.