Definition of Exophthalmos

1. Noun. Protrusion of the eyeball from the socket.

Group relationships: Hyperthyroidism, Thyrotoxicosis
Specialized synonyms: Exophthalmic Goiter, Graves' Disease
Generic synonyms: Symptom



Definition of Exophthalmos

1. n. Same as Exophthalmia.

Definition of Exophthalmos

1. Noun. (pathology) An abnormal protrusion of the eyeball from its socket. ¹

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Definition of Exophthalmos

1. [n -MOSES]

Medical Definition of Exophthalmos

1. An abnormal protrusion of the eyeball in the orbit when observed from the side. Quantification can be made using an exophthalmomometer. Compare: proptosis. Origin: Gr. Ophthalmos = eye This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exophthalmos

exopeptidase
exopeptidases
exophagy
exophiala
exophobic
exophora
exophoras
exophoria
exophoric
exophthalmia
exophthalmias
exophthalmic
exophthalmic goiter
exophthalmic ophthalmoplegia
exophthalmometer
exophthalmos (current term)
exophthalmos-producing substance
exophthalmoses
exophthalmus
exophthalmuses
exophthalmy
exophyllous
exophyte
exophytes
exophytic
exoplanar
exoplanet
exoplanetary
exoplanetology
exoplanets

Literary usage of Exophthalmos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"THK ocular symptoms, especially exophthalmos, have always been among the most ... exophthalmos. —exophthalmos, though one of the cardinal symptoms of ..."

2. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"exophthalmos the result of exhausting diseases is more apparent than real, but a true sinking of ... exophthalmos caused by paralysis of the ocular muscles, ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1904)
"Since, however, it is after all impossible to be sure that the exophthalmos which one may produce experimentally is the same as that seen in this ..."

4. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1854)
"exophthalmos, or protrusion of the eye from the orbit, is a symptom rather than a disease; ... The following are some of the causes of exophthalmos:—1. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1909)
"This condition may be a termination of a pulsating exophthalmos or it may be ... In cases following pulsating exophthalmos no treatment is necessary ..."

6. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"Ugation of the Ophthalmic Vein for exophthalmos. ... The exophthalmos was diminished markedly. There were frequent attacks of bleeding from a small sinus at ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"exophthalmos, or protrusion of the eye from the orbit, is a symptom rather than a disease ; but as it is often the only symptom, arising from some unknown ..."

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