gyrate atrophy

noun

Medical Definition of gyrate atrophy

: progressive degeneration of the choroid and pigment epithelium of the retina that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized especially by myopia, constriction of the visual field, night blindness, and cataracts

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“Gyrate atrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gyrate%20atrophy. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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