- spasmodic winking.
Origin of blepharospasm
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Sometimes all the muscles are involved, sometimes only one, for example the orbicularis oculi (palpebrarum)—blepharospasm.
It is useful in some cases of blepharospasm associated with fissure at the outer canthus.
- 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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- Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.
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