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Iritis

Definition of the noun iritis

What does iritis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: iritises

  1. inflammation of the iris
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: inflammation / redness / rubor = a response of body tissues to injury or irritation

Specialised definition of the noun iritis

Glossary of healthcare / ophthalmology

inflammation of the iris which can lead to scarring inside the eye and glaucoma. Symptoms include pain, redness and sensitivity to light

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Google previewA Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences (1893)

Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Practical Medicine and Allied Science by Albert Henry Buck

Syphilitic iritis is an early manifestation, and usual] bilateral. In the later stages of syphilis a (one-sided) iritis is sometimes seen with gummatous tumors in the iris. It must not...

Google previewA Treatise on Surgery by American Authors (1901)

For Students and Practitioners of Surgery and Medicine by Roswell Park

Iritis is an inflammation of the iris, with infiltration of its tissue and more or less marked exudation upon the anterior and posterior surfaces of the iris, mainly the latter, and into the anterior chamber. ' ' The SYMPTOMS which are usually present ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment (2002)

by Jill Sardegna, Susan Shelly, Allan Richard Rutzen, M.D., Scott M Steidl

Iritis is an inflammation of the iris and often involves the adjacent ciliary body. Symptoms include pain, redness, and sensitivity to light. The pupil may become misshapen or constricted, as well. Iritis may be caused by injuries, viruses such as ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

Suppurative iritis is seldom confined to the tissues of the iris, but is usually either derived from, or extends to, the surrounding tissues. Under this heading may be included sympathetic iritis ; this will be described under sympathetic ophthalmitis.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1824)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

The pupil becomes contracted, and the iris limited in its motions, as in common iritis ; but the pupil, instead of preserving its natural situation, is drawn in the direction upwards and inwards, towards the root of the nose, and is irregular. The iris ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Iritis 1083 myxedematous coma. To compensate for chronic iodine deficiency, TSH stimulates thyroidal growth leading to goiter formation, which may compress trachea and esophagus. Moreover, TSH overstimulation during chronic iodine ...

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Scrabble value of I1R1I1T1I1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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