Definition of Mydriatic

1. Noun. A drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate; used to aid eye examinations.

Exact synonyms: Mydriatic Drug
Specialized synonyms: Atropine
Generic synonyms: Drug



Definition of Mydriatic

1. a. Causing dilatation of the pupil.

Definition of Mydriatic

1. Adjective. that dilates the pupils of the eyes ¹

2. Noun. A drug having this effect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mydriatic

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Medical Definition of Mydriatic

1. 1. Dilating the pupil. 2. Any drug that dilates the pupil. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mydriatic

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Literary usage of Mydriatic

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1881)
"He concludes, therefore, that there occur in nature only two mydriatic alkaloids— namely, atropine and hyoscyamine. In continuation of previous papers, ..."

2. Ophthalmic review (1891)
"Insanity following the Use of a mydriatic.—Dr. Taylor reported a case in which a four ... Had the mydriatic any influence in precipitating the attack ? ..."

3. Radiant Energy and the Ophthalmic Lens by Frederick Booth (1921)
"mydriatic.—The purpose of a mydriatic is to temporarily dilate the pupil. ... A mydriatic is sometimes administered in making the ophthalmoscopic ..."

4. A Text-book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1899)
"The tincture of gelsemium has l>cen employed as a mydriatic in ophthalmology, lint it presents no advantages over the more generally used preparations of ..."

5. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... is sometimes used as a mydriatic and paralyzer of accommodation, its effects passing off more rapidly than those of atropine. ..."

6. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"... will contain enough of the poison to kill a small bird or a mouse, if administered in the ordinary way.* VI.—The mydriatic Group of Alkaloids—Atropine— ..."

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