Synonyms of myosis


1. epidemic pleurodynia, epidemic myalgia, myosis, diaphragmatic pleurisy, Bornholm disease, epidemic disease

usage: an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)

2. light reflex, pupillary reflex, miosis, myosis, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

usage: reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller

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