When you take certain medications, the size of your pupils can become very small. It is well known that opioids and barbiturates can cause pupils to become extremely small. Other medications, such as myotic drugs like pilocarpine, have the effect of constricting the pupils.
How To Remember Miosis – Causes of Pin-Point Pupils
Miosis – Causes of Pin-Point Pupils
- Resting (deep sleep)
- Stroke (pontine hemorrhage)
- Lomotil (diphenoxylate)
- Mushrooms/ Muscarinic (inocybe, clitocybe)
- Eye drops
Mnemonic: “CPR ON SLIME“
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Miosis – Causes of Pin-Point Pupils
Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.
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