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  • nystagmic — adjective see nystagmus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nystagmic — Relating to or suffering from nystagmus. * * * nys·tag·mic nis tag mik adj of, relating to, characterized by, or being nystagmus …   Medical dictionary

  • nystagmic — adj. of an involuntary rolling of the eyeball, of movement of the eyeball …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nystagmic — nys·tag·mic …   English syllables

  • nystagmic — nə̇ˈstagmik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nystagm (from New Latin nystagmus) + ic : of, relating to, characterized by, or constituting nystagmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • nystagmus — nystagmic, adj. /ni stag meuhs/, n. a congenital or acquired persistent, rapid, involuntary, and oscillatory movement of the eyeball, usually from side to side. [1815 25; < NL < Gk nystagmós nodding, deriv. of nystázein to nod] * * * ▪ physiology …   Universalium

  • movement perception — ▪ process Introduction       process through which humans and other animals orient themselves to their own or others physical movements. Most animals, including humans, move in search of food that itself often moves; they move to avoid predators… …   Universalium

  • nystagmus — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek nystagmos drowsiness, from nystazein to doze; probably akin to Lithuanian snusti to doze Date: 1867 a rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyeballs • nystagmic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mechanoreception — See mechanoreceptor. * * * Ability to detect and respond to mechanical stimuli in one s environment. A slight deformation of a mechanoreceptive neuron causes an electric charge at its surface, activating a response. Mechanoreceptors in pain spots …   Universalium

  • Nystagmus — Rapid rhythmic repetitious involuntary (unwilled) eye movements. Nystagmus can be horizontal, vertical or rotary. * * * Involuntary rhythmic oscillation of the eyeballs, either pendular or with a slow and fast component. [G. nystagmos, a nodding …   Medical dictionary

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