oculogyric crisis

noun
variants: also oculogyric spasm

Medical Definition of oculogyric crisis 

: acute dystonia of the ocular muscles that is marked by involuntary intermittent or sustained deviation of the eyes in a usually upward direction and is often an adverse reaction to certain medications (as antipsychotic or antiemetic drugs) but may be associated with certain medical conditions (as postencephalitic parkinsonism)

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