nystagmus


nystagmus

nystagmus [ni-stag-muh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a congenital or acquired persistent, rapid, involuntary, and oscillatory movement of the eyeball, usually from side to side.

Origin of nystagmus 1815–25; New Latin Greek nystagmós nodding, derivative of nystázein to nodRelated formsnys·tag·mic, adjective Examples from the Web for nystagmus Historical Examples of nystagmus

  • On the right, nystagmus on fixation, fingers are counted at 5-6 feet.

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • These were nystagmus, paresis of facial muscles, laryngeal spasms, etc.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various

  • Nystagmus occasionally occurs in monocular fixation (with exclusion of the other eye).

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • Not to complicate the question, however, I have excluded all cases of nystagmus from the following investigation.

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

  • In Figure L 3a the nystagmus occurs only in males and descends through unaffected females.

    Abstracts of Papers Read at the First International Eugenics Congress

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for nystagmus nystagmus noun

    1. involuntary movement of the eye comprising a smooth drift followed by a flick back, occurring in several situations, for example after the body has been rotated or in disorders of the cerebellum

    Word Origin for nystagmus C19: New Latin, from Greek nustagmos Word Origin and History for nystagmus n.

    medical Latin, from Greek nystagmos “nodding, drowsiness,” from nystazein “to nod, be sleepy,” from PIE *sneud(h)- “to be sleepy.”

    nystagmus in Medicine nystagmus [nĭ-stăg′məs] n.

    1. A rapid, involuntary oscillatory motion of the eyeball.

    Related formsnys•tag′mic (-mĭk) null adj.

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