miosis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to miosis: meiosis, Horner's syndrome

miosis

[mī′ō·səs]
(physiology)
Contraction of the pupil of the eye.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the European Union, the European Commission has approved Omidria for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain.
(10) A respiratory rate of 12 breaths/min or less in a patient who is not in physiologic sleep strongly suggests acute opioid intoxication, particularly when accompanied by miosis or stupor.
The sudden onset of a runny nose, tightness in the chest, constriction of the pupils (miosis, Figure 3), and muscle fasciculations are reliable early signs of an exposure to a nerve agent.
Miosis is a decrease in pupil size as a result of paralysis of the iris dilator muscles.
Anisocoria from reflex uveitis may result in miosis of the affected eye, but it is less commonly seen in birds because of their voluntary control of pupil size.
Intraoperativne komplikacije Posterior capsular rupture 5,26% Ruptura zadnje kapsule 7 Iris heamorrhage 4,51% Krvarenje iz duzice 6 Intraoperative miosis 3.75% Intraoperativna mioza 5 Suprachoroidal heamorrhage 1.5% Suprahoroidalno krvarenje 2 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Caracteristicas del sindrome muscarinico que muestran su similitud con las desencadenadas por la intoxicacion por amitraz Organo o sistema Manifestaciones Ojos Diplopia, epifora, vision borrosa, hiperemia conjuntival, miosis Mucosas Hiperemia, hipersecrecion Respiratorio Tos, cianosis, dolor toracico, disnea Cardiovascular Bradicardia, bloqueos cardiacos, hipotension Gastrointestinal Anorexia, diarrea, nauseas, vomito, dolor abdominal Piel y Diaforesis, tenesmo vesical, genitourinario incontinencia urinaria, Fuente: Autores
The most common clinical signs were excessive salivation and bronchial secretions, miosis, respiratory system findings, bradycardia, loss of consciousness, and hypertension.
(4) Primary tumors in the neck or upper chest can cause Horner syndrome (ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis) or airway compromise.
Hypoplastic iris or ciliary muscle caused decreased miosis can also be seen and considered minor criteria for ocular system involvement in Ghent nosology.
"They do point to miosis, constricted pupils, convulsions and disruptions to central nervous systems.