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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“Oculogyric crisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oculogyric%20crisis. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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