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mydriatic

[mid-ree-at-ik]
adjective
  1. pertaining to or producing mydriasis.
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noun
  1. a mydriatic drug.
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Origin of mydriatic

First recorded in 1850–55; mydria(sis) + -tic
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Historical Examples of mydriatic

  • They are all, like atropine, mydriatic alkaloids, so-called from the effect on the eye.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • It is not necessary to use any mydriatic or myotic for the eye which has been operated upon.

  • Of all the dangers to be met with in superstitious countries, these mydriatic alkaloids are among the worst.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • If a case of iritis be left to itself or treated without the use of a mydriatic, posterior synechiae almost invariably form.


British Dictionary definitions for mydriatic

mydriatic

adjective
  1. relating to or causing mydriasis
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noun
  1. a mydriatic drug
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mydriatic in Medicine

mydriatic

(mĭd′rē-ătĭk)
adj.
  1. Causing dilation of the pupils.
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n.
  1. A mydriatic drug.
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