Horner's syndrome

noun

Hor·​ner's syndrome ˈhȯr-nərz- How to pronounce Horner's syndrome (audio)
: a syndrome marked by sinking in of the eyeball, contraction of the pupil, drooping of the upper eyelid, and vasodilation and anhidrosis of the face, and caused by paralysis of the cervical sympathetic nerve fibers on the affected side

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“Horner's syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Horner%27s%20syndrome. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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