Ptosis (s)(from Greek Ptosis or πτῶσις, to "fall") is a drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual`s muscles are tired. This condition is sometimes called "lazy eye", but that term normally refers to amblyopia. If severe enough and left untreated,
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Ptosis of the breast is the medical term for what in popular culture is referred to as drooping or sagging female breasts. Many women and medical professionals mistakenly believed that the breast itself offered insufficient support and that wearing a bra prevented sagging. Many also believed that nursing increased sagging. Ptosis
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- drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
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the drooping of the upper eyelid
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Drooping upper eyelid
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drooping of the upper eyelid over the eye. It can be congenital in nature but is also seen in other conditions such as myasthenia gravis and a IIIrd nerve palsy
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drooping or sagging, commonly referring to eyebrows, eyelids, and breasts
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The prolapse or dropping of an organ.
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Ptosis: Downward displacement. Ptosis of the eyelids is drooping of the eyelids.
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Drooping of the upper eyelid for any one of a number of causes. May be a result of damage to the third cranial nerve, to myasthenia gravis, to Horner&`s syndrome or simply be an isolated congenital feature.
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... a falling.] (Medicine)
Drooping of the upper eyelid, produced by paralysis of its levator muscle.
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1. <anatomy> The prolapse of an organ or part. ... 2. <clinical sign> The drooping of the upper eyelid from paralysis of the third nerve or from loss of sympathetic innervation. ... Origin: Gr. Ptosis = fall ... (06 Oct 1997) ...
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drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
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(to´sis) prolapse (def. 1). paralytic drooping of the upper eyelid; called also blepharoptosis. adj., ptot´ic., adj.
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• (n.) Drooping of the upper eyelid, produced by paralysis of its levator muscle.
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drooping of the upper eyelid. The condition may be congenital or acquired and can cause significant obscuration of vision. In congenital ptosis the ... [1 related articles]
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(Gr. ptosis fall) 1. prolapse of an organ or part. 2. drooping of the upper eyelid from paralysis of the third nerve or from sympathetic innervation.
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ptosis (s), ptoses (pl) 1. An abnormal lowering or drooping of an organ or a part; especially, a drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle weakness or paralysis. 2. An abnormal downward displacement of the upper lid, as may result from paralysis of the third cranial nerve, sympathetic denervation, or injury; also called, lid drop.
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Ptosis (from the Greek word πτῶσις "falling, a fall") refers to droopiness of a body part. Specifically, it can refer to: ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tō′sis, tō′sēz Definitions: 1. A sinking down or prolapse of an organ. Synonyms: blepharoptosis
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Greek = fall; hence, drooping of an eyelid, or descent of an internal organ.
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Drooping of the upper eyelid.
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A chin that droops over the jawline is called a ptotic chin. Ptosis of the tip of the chin is common and can be seen in persons of any age. It is frequently seen in older patients but not infrequently, it is seen in young people as a familial trait. More commonly, however, the droop develops over time as the chin pad slides downward
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drooping of the eyelid
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(TOH-sis) Drooping of upper eyelid May be congenital or caused by paralysis or weakness of the 3rd cranial nerve or sympathetic nerves, or by excessive weight of the upper lids
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