Definition of Miotic

1. Noun. A drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye).

Exact synonyms: Miotic Drug, Myotic, Myotic Drug
Generic synonyms: Drug

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eye. "A miotic drug"
Exact synonyms: Myotic
Derivative terms: Miosis, Myosis
Partainyms: Miotic Drug, Myotic Drug

Definition of Miotic

1. Adjective. (biology) Causing miosis (the constriction of the pupil of the eye) or meiosis. ¹

2. Noun. Any drug that causes miosis. ¹

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Definition of Miotic

1. an agent that causes miosis [n -S]

Medical Definition of Miotic

1. 1. Pertaining to, characterised by or producing miosis: contraction of the pupil. 2. An agent that causes the pupil to contract. 3. Meiotic: characterised by cell division. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miotic

miostagmin reaction
miotic (current term)
mirabelle plum
mirabelle plums
mirabelle prune

Literary usage of Miotic

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1. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1897)
"Cases of acute glaucoma, brought on by the injudicious use of atropin, may frequently be completely and permanently relieved by a miotic instilled a few ..."

2. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1897)
"Advancement of the lens and iris, and dilatation of the pupil in glaucoma are caused by the great fullness of the intraocular venous system, and the miotic ..."

3. The Relation of the cervical sympathetic to the eye: Papers Read Before by Section on Ophthalmology, American Medical Association (1904)
"which for the last few days had recovered from the influence of the miotic, contracted promptly after the removal of the ganglion. ..."

4. Papers to be Presented Before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American by Section on Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Medical Association Section on Ophthalmology (1914)
"In 1912, sharp attack of conjunctival irritation from the miotic. Controlled after a few weeks of local treatment. Remarks. ..."

5. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"If this is impossible, the patient should be warned of possible danger, or a miotic may be instilled to forestall any such possibility. ..."

6. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"... constituting the efferent, miotic, or centrifugal pathway already ... there by the efferent pathway to the termination of the miotic fibers in the iris. ..."

7. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs, Alexander Duane (1899)
"For this reason hydrochloride of pilocarpine, prescribed in a one- to two-per-cent solution, is recommended as a miotic for ordinary use. ..."

8. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1907)
"A similar result has never once come under my notice in cases under miotic treatment alone. I have seen many remnants of vision go entirely. ..."

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