mydriasis

mydriasis is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(mĭ-drī′ă-sĭs )

[L., Gr. mydriasis, of uncertain origin]
Dilation of the pupil.

ETIOLOGY
Causes include fright and other causes of sympathetic nervous system activation, first and third stages of anesthesia, drugs, coma, botulism, and irritation of the cervical sympathetic nerve.

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