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Adie syndrome

Pronunciation: a'de

Definition: an idiopathic postganglionic denervation of the parasympathetically innervated intraocular muscles, usually complicated by signs of aberrant regeneration of these nerves: a weak light reaction with segmental palsy of iris sphincter, a strong, slow near response. Deep tendon reflexes are often asymmetrically reduced.

Synonym(s): Adie pupil, Holmes-Adie pupil, Holmes-Adie syndrome, pupillotonic pseudotabes

See Also: tonic pupil

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