Definition of ophthalmoplegia in English:

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ophthalmoplegia

Pronunciation: /ɒfˌθalmə(ʊ)ˈpliːdʒə/
/ɒpˌθalmə(ʊ)ˈpliːdʒə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Paralysis of the muscles within or surrounding the eye.
Example sentences
  • Chronic alcoholics are at risk of Wernicke's encephalopathy, in which delirium becomes complicated by ataxia and ophthalmoplegia.
  • The patient was observed until approximately 20 months later, when he developed new complaints of a 4.5-kg weight loss, bone and joint pain, and ophthalmoplegia.
  • This is the first time that such a damaged enzyme - a DNA synthesis enzyme - has been shown to play a role in a degenerative disease, in this case a condition called progressive external ophthalmoplegia.

Derivatives

ophthalmoplegic

adjective
Example sentences
  • Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine headache that is felt around the eye.

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