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Nystagmus, Pathologic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Nystagmus, Pathologic
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do not confuse with NYSTAGMUS, PHYSIOLOGIC; NYSTAGMUS, CONGENITAL is also available
Scope Note
Involuntary movements of the eye that are divided into two types, jerk and pendular. Jerk nystagmus has a slow phase in one direction followed by a corrective fast phase in the opposite direction, and is usually caused by central or peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Pendular nystagmus features oscillations that are of equal velocity in both directions and this condition is often associated with visual loss early in life. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p272)
Entry Term(s)
Conjugate Nystagmus
Convergence Nystagmus
Dissociated Nystagmus
Fatigable Positional Nystagmus
Horizontal Nystagmus
Jerk Nystagmus
Multidirectional Nystagmus
Non-Fatigable Positional Nystagmus
Pendular Nystagmus
Periodic Alternating Nystagmus
Permanent Nystagmus
Rebound Nystagmus
Retraction Nystagmus
Rotary Nystagmus
Rotational Nystagmus
See-Saw Nystagmus
Spontaneous Ocular Nystagmus
Symptomatic Nystagmus
Temporary Nystagmus
Unidirectional Nystagmus
Vertical Nystagmus
NLM Classification #
WW 410
See Also
Nystagmus, Physiologic
Public MeSH Note
2000; see NYSTAGMUS 1966-1999; for NYSTAGMUS see NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC 2000
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