amaurosis

amaurosis
noun (plural amauroses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek amaurōsis, literally, dimming, from amauroun to dim, from amauros dim Date: circa 1657 partial or complete loss of sight occurring especially without an externally perceptible change in the eye • amaurotic adjective

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  • Amaurosis — (Greek meaning darkening, dark, or obscure) is vision loss or weakness that occurs without an apparent lesion affecting the eye.[1] It may result from either a medical condition or from excess acceleration, as in flight. The term is the same as… …   Wikipedia

  • amaurosis — f. oftalm. Ceguera sin que existan lesiones aparentes en el ojo; a menudo se produce por enfermedad del nervio óptico, el cerebro, etc. Medical Dictionary. 2011. amaurosis …   Diccionario médico

  • amaurosis — [am΄ô rō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr amaurōsis < amauros, dark] partial or total blindness amaurotic [am΄ôrät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Amaurosis — Am au*ro sis, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? dark, dim.] (Med.) A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the eye; called also {gutta serena}, the {drop serene} of Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amaurosis — amaurosis. См. амавротическая идиотия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Amaurōsis — (griech., »Verdunkelung«), die vollkommene Erblindung eines Auges, so daß nicht einmal mehr der Unterschied zwischen hell und dunkel wahrgenommen wird …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amaurosis — Amaurosis, der schwarze Staar, entweder von der Zerstörung des Sehnerven oder von einer Lähmung desselben herrührend, in letzterm Falle ist Heilung möglich aber selten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • amaurosis — (Del gr. ἀμαύρωσις, oscurecimiento). f. Med. Privación total de la vista, ocasionada por lesión en la retina, en el nervio óptico o en el encéfalo, sin más señal exterior en los ojos que una inmovilidad constante del iris …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • amaurosis — (Del gr. amaurosis, oscurecimiento < amauros, oscuramente.) ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Pérdida total, transitoria o definitiva de la vista, causada por lesión del nervio óptico o del cerebro y que sólo se manifiesta exteriormente por la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • amaurosis — Blindness, especially that occurring without apparent change in the eye itself, as from a brain lesion. [G. amauros, dark, obscure, + osis, condition] a. congenita of Leber [MIM*204000 & MIM*204100] a disorder of cone rod abiotrophy causing… …   Medical dictionary

  • amaurosis — n. partial or complete blindness. For example, amaurosis fugax is a condition in which loss of vision is transient. See also: Leber s congenital amaurosis Derivatives: amaurotic adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

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