Definition of Nystagmus

1. Noun. Involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders.




Definition of Nystagmus

1. n. A rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyeballs.

Definition of Nystagmus

1. Noun. rapid involuntary eye movement, usually lateral ¹

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Definition of Nystagmus

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Medical Definition of Nystagmus

1. An involuntary, rapid, rhythmic movement of the eyeball, which may be horizontal, vertical, rotatory or mixed, i.e., of two varieties. Origin: Gr. Nystagmos = drowsiness, from nystazein = to nod This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Nystagmus

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"nystagmus on Rotation of the Body Rotation of the body stimulates both labyrinths simultaneously. If the body be turned to the right in a rotating chair, ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"B. Pseudo-nystagmus.—One or both eyes when carried to a point near the limit of their ... In nystagmus the eyes make a series of very regular, short, ..."

3. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"Lloyd, JH nystagmus. "Twentieth Century Practice of Medicine. ... Miners' nystagmus, lecture 4, Milroy lectures on the hygienic aspect of the coal mining ..."

4. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1909)
"nystagmus. nystagmus is a short, rapid, involuntary oscillation of the ... The movements are most frequently from side to side (lateral nystagmus} or around ..."

5. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"(1) a nystagmus must be composed of a quick movement in one direction and a ... The above are invariable characteristics of nystagmus of vestibular origin ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Of the 4 chidren by the first marriage, 3 unaffected children were dead, while one, aged thirteen years, had no nystagmus, but was affected with fibrillary ..."

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