noun Date: 1872 spasmodic winking of the eyelids due to contraction of the muscle encircling the orbit

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  • Blepharospasm — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Left orbicularis oculi, seen from behind. DiseasesDB = 15748 ICD10 = ICD10|G|24|5|g|20 ICD9 = ICD9|333.81 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = oph eMedicineTopic = 202 MeshID = D001764 A… …   Wikipedia

  • Blepharospasm — The involuntary, forcible closure of the eyelids. The first symptoms may be uncontrollable blinking. Only one eye may be affected initially, but eventually both eyes are usually involved. The spasms may leave the eyelids completely closed causing …   Medical dictionary

  • blepharospasm — /blef euhr euh spaz euhm/, n. Pathol. spasmodic winking. [1870 75; BLEPHARO + SPASM] * * * …   Universalium

  • blepharospasm — noun /ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm/ a physiological condition characterized by recurring involuntary twitches or closing of the eyelids …   Wiktionary

  • blepharospasm — n. constant involuntary winking (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blepharospasm — [ blɛf(ə)rəʊˌspaz(ə)m] noun involuntary tight closure of the eyelids. Origin C19: from Gk blepharon eyelid + spasm …   English new terms dictionary

  • blepharospasm — bleph·a·ro·spasm …   English syllables

  • blepharospasm — n. involuntary tight contraction of the eyelids, either in response to painful conditions of the eye or as a form of dystonia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blepharospasm — A form of constant winking …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • blepharospasm — noun spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye • Hypernyms: ↑spasm, ↑cramp, ↑muscle spasm …   Useful english dictionary

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