miotic


miotic
1. Relating to or characterized by constriction of the pupil. 2. An agent that causes the pupil to constrict so that the pupils are small.

* * *

mi·ot·ic also my·ot·ic -'ät-ik n an agent that causes miosis
miotic also myotic adj relating to or characterized by miosis

* * *

n.
a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to contract. Miotics, such as pilocarpine, are used to counteract the dilation of the pupil caused by drugs such as phenylephrine and to reduce the pressure in the eye in the treatment of glaucoma.

* * *

mi·ot·ic (mi-otґik) 1. an agent that causes the pupil to contract. 2. meiotic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • miotic — MIÓTIC, Ă adj., s.n. (Medicament) care produce mioză. [< fr. myotique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  MIÓTIC, Ă adj., s. n. (medicament) care produce mioză. (< fr. myotique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • miotic — I noun a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye) • Syn: ↑miotic drug, ↑myotic drug, ↑myotic • Hypernyms: ↑drug II adjective of or relating to or causing constriction of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • miotic — /muy ot ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or producing miosis. n. 2. a miotic drug. Also, myotic. [1860 65; MIO(SIS) + TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • miotic — mi•ot•ic or my•ot•ic [[t]maɪˈɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) med pertaining to or producing miosis 2) med a miotic drug • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • miotic — /maɪˈɒtɪk/ (say muy otik) adjective 1. relating to, producing, or suffering from miosis. –noun 2. a miotic drug. Also, myotic …   Australian English dictionary

  • miotic — I. noun also myotic Date: 1864 an agent that causes miosis II. adjective also myotic Date: 1864 relating to or characterized by miosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miotic — adjective Causing miosis (the constriction of the pupil of the eye) (or miosis). Ant: mydriatic …   Wiktionary

  • miòtic — mi|ò|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • miotic — maɪ É‘tɪk / É’tɪk adj. having small pupils of the eye; of or pertaining to miosis (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • miotic — mi·ot·ic …   English syllables


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.