Definition of Physiological nystagmus

1. Noun. Small involuntary tremors of the eyeballs; when it is eliminated by stabilizing the image on the retina, visual perception fades rapidly from fatigue of the retinal receptors.

Generic synonyms: Nystagmus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Physiological Nystagmus

physiologic retraction ring
physiologic scotoma
physiologic tremor
physiologic unit
physiologic vertigo
physiological adaptation
physiological anatomy
physiological chemistry
physiological condition
physiological drives
physiological homeostasis
physiological intracranial calcification
physiological jaundice of the newborn
physiological nystagmus (current term)
physiological processes
physiological property
physiological psychology
physiological reaction
physiological sphincter
physiological state
physiologically balanced occlusion

Literary usage of Physiological nystagmus

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

1. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"physiological nystagmus.—This term has been applied by Barany to a form of nystagmus ... physiological nystagmus is present only when the eyes are turned ..."

2. Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, Medical and Surgical: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"Rotary experimental physiological nystagmus is, contrary to the rule in the case of horizontal nystagmus, often accompanied by vertigo, nausea, and vomiting ..."

3. Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, Medical and Surgical by Wendell Christopher Phillips (1919)
"Before applying these tests the patient should be examined for physiological nystagmus, and taught to follow the movements of the finger in front of the eye ..."

4. On the Physiology of the Semicircular Canals and Their Relation to Seasickness by Joseph Grandson Byrne (1912)
"This lower grade of contraction in the muscles plays an important part in physiological nystagmus, as it does elsewhere in the muscular mechanisms of the ..."

5. The Labyrinth: an aid to the study of inflammations of the internal car by Alfred Braun (1913)
"If the patient looks more than 50° to the side there often occurs a spontaneous physiological nystagmus, which is very disturbing during the examination. ..."

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