Definition of mydriasis in English:

mydriasis

Pronunciation: /mɪˈdrʌɪəsɪs//ˌmɪdrɪˈeɪsɪs/

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Dilation of the pupil of the eye.

    • ‘Often mydriasis occurs with the pupils poorly reactive or non-reactive to light.’
    • ‘Long-term therapy is required, and the drugs have numerous side effects, including dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, blurry vision, mydriasis, and difficulty with urination.’
    • ‘Its strong alpha properties, especially at higher dosages, leads to mydriasis (ie, pupil dilation).’
    • ‘Exposure could also lead to eye irritation, including conjunctivitis, mydriasis, and optic nerve damage.’
    • ‘With long-term administration, restlessness, sleeplessness, mydriasis, headaches and cardiac dysfunction can occasionally appear.’

Origin

Early 19th century: via Latin from Greek mudriasis.

Pronunciation:

mydriasis

/mɪˈdrʌɪəsɪs//ˌmɪdrɪˈeɪsɪs/