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Synonyms for nystagmus

1. nystagmus (n.)

involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders

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2. physiological nystagmus (n.)

small involuntary tremors of the eyeballs; when it is eliminated by stabilizing the image on the retina, visual perception fades rapidly from fatigue of the retinal receptors

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3. rotational nystagmus (n.)

nystagmus caused by the body rotating rapidly; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction of rotation

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4. post-rotational nystagmus (n.)

nystagmus caused by suddenly stopping the rapid rotation of the body; large slow movements of the eyeballs are in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation

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