[ blef-er-uh-spaz-uh m ]
/ ˈblɛf ər əˌspæz əm /
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Examples from the Web for blepharospasm
It is useful in some cases of blepharospasm associated with fissure at the outer canthus.
Sometimes all the muscles are involved, sometimes only one, for example the orbicularis oculi (palpebrarum)—blepharospasm.
British Dictionary definitions for blepharospasm
/ (ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm) /
spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
Word Origin for blepharospasm
C19: from Greek blepharo (n) eyelid + spasm
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Medicine definitions for blepharospasm
[ blĕf′ə-rō-spăz′əm ]
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.
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