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Definition of "mydriasis" []

  • Prolonged abnormal dilatation of the pupil of the eye caused by disease or a drug. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mydriasis" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "OMS302, one of Omeros' proprietary PharmacoSurgery™ products, is added to standard irrigation solution used during cataract and other lens replacement surgery to maintain intraoperative mydriasis pupil dilation and reduce postoperative pain and inflammation."
  • "The co-primary endpoints for these trials - maintenance of intraoperative pupil dilation mydriasis and reduction of postoperative pain - are the same as those achieved in the recently completed 221-patient Phase 2b trial."