Definition of Myosis

1. Noun. An acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest).




2. Noun. Reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller.

Definition of Myosis

1. n. Long-continued contraction of the pupil of the eye.

Definition of Myosis

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of miosis) ¹

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Definition of Myosis

1. miosis [n MYOSES] - See also: miosis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myosis

myopics
myopies
myoprecursor
myoprecursors
myops
myopses
myopy
myosarcoma
myoscope
myoscopes
myoseki
myoses
myoseverin
myosin
myosins
myosis (current term)
myositic
myositides
myositis
myositis trichinosa
myositises
myosote
myosotes
myosotis
myosotises
myostatin
myotactic reflex
myotasis
myotatic
myotherapies

Literary usage of Myosis

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"myosis AND MYDRIASIS. THE name myosis is given to an unnaturally contracted—that of ... To understand the nature of myosis, and mydriasis, it is necessary, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1920)
"Contraction of the pupil, or myosis, may be divided into irritation myosis, due to an irritation of the pupil-contracting center or nerve fibers, ..."

3. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"The most suitable animal is the cat, the pupil of the cat readily showing either state. Toxic myosis, or toxic contraction of the pupil. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"myosis may be caused by a spastic ¡iH'eetion of the sphincter ... The myosis due to paralysis of the dilator muscle is met with in those spinal lesions in ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Physicians by John Herr Musser (1913)
"After myosis from local causes, especially from the sequels of iritis, ... Irritation myosis is found in (a) the early stages at least of all inflammatory ..."

6. A Text-book on Nervous Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1895)
"The irritation myosis, as just noted, is found in the inflammatory ... According to the rule previously given, myosis may change to dilatation if the ..."

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