American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Prolonged abnormal dilatation of the pupil of the eye caused by disease or a drug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a morbid dilatation of the pupil of the eye.
- n. Hydrophthalmia.
- n. medicine The condition of having abnormally large and dilated pupils due to disease or drugs, particularly stimulants such as (meth)amphetamines, cocaine, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol. & Med.) A long-continued or excessive dilatation of the pupil of the eye.
- n. reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
- From Latin mydriasis, from Ancient Greek μυδρίασις (mydriāsis, "undue enlargement of the pupil"), from μύδρος (mydros, "mass of red hot material in a forge"), possibly because the pupil is particularly bright or sparkling when dilated. (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek mudriāsis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Today I learned that cats exposed to atropine, or plants containing atropine-like substances, can cause mydriasis that persists for 4 weeks or more, as evidenced by my seemingly possessed cat who may have ingested chili peppers weird cat or petunias.”
“The drug information clearinghouse Erowid - not known for anti-drug polemics by any stretch - has this to say about Jimson weed intoxication: Symptoms include mydriasis; cycloplegia; flushed, warm, dry skin; dry mouth; ileus; urinary retention; tachycardia; hyper or hypotension; delirium with hallucinations; jerky, myoclonic movements; choreoathetosis; hyperthermia; coma; respiratory arrest; rare seizures; and central stimulation followed by depression.”
“Sympathomimetic effects - mydriasis, BP, HR, skin pallor.”
“The ICP oculomotor nerve lesion (and ipsilateral mydriasis), psychic monitoring catheter can be made of optic fiber, polyethylene blunting, behavioral changes and convulsion. 1,2,3 or silicon, and has greater advantages when inserted in the During the unbalance phase, conscience level and ventricles, what allows it to drain CSF.”
“Bilateral mydriasis is serious and vomiting and papilar edema, which are not always present at mostly shows an irreversible lesion. 2,4,5 the same time.”
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