chloropsia
   The term chloropsia comes from the Greek words chloros (green) and opsis (seeing), and translates to 'green vision'. It is used to denote a * chromatopsia (i.e. a temporary aberration in colour vision) in which all objects and visual stimuli appear to be tinged with green. Chloropsia is usually classified as an *entoptic phenomenon. Etiologically, it is traditionally associated with digitalis intoxication. The term chloropsia is used in opposition to the terms *cyanopsia (blue vision), * xanthopsia (yellow vision), *erythropsia (red vision), and *ianothinopsia (violet or purple vision).
   References
   Pinckers, A., Cruysberg, J.R.M., Liem, T.A. (1989). Chromatopsia. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 72, 385-390.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • chloropsia — A condition in which objects appear to be colored green, as may occur in digitalis intoxication. SYN: green vision. [chloro + G. opsis, eyesight] * * * chlo·rop·sia klōr äp sē ə, klȯr ; klə räp n a visual defect in which all objects appear green …   Medical dictionary

  • chloropsia — chlo·rop·sia …   English syllables

  • chloropsia — n. green vision: a rare symptom of digitalis poisoning …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chloropsia — klōˈräpsēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from chlor + opsia : a visual defect in which all visible objects appear green …   Useful english dictionary

  • хлоропсия — (chloropsia; хлор + греч. opsis зрение) нарушение зрения, при котором окружающие предметы кажутся окрашенными в зеленый цвет …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Хлоропси́я — (chloropsia; Хлор + греч. opsis зрение) нарушение зрения, при котором окружающие предметы кажутся окрашенными в зеленый цвет …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • chromatopsia — A condition in which objects appear to be abnormally colored or tinged with color; designated according to the color seen: xanthopsia, yellow vision; erythropsia, red vision; chloropsia, green vision; cyanopsia …   Medical dictionary

  • chloropia — chlo·ro·pia klōr ō pē ə, klȯr n CHLOROPSIA * * * chlo·ro·pia (klor ōpґe ə) chloropsia …   Medical dictionary

  • vision — The act of seeing. SEE ALSO: sight. [L. visio, fr. video, pp. visus, to see] achromatic v. SYN: achromatopsia. binocular v. v. with a single image, by both eyes simultaneously. blue v. SYN: cyanopsia. central v. v. stimulated by an object imaged… …   Medical dictionary

  • chromatopsia —    Also referred to as chromopsia. Both terms stem from the Greek words chroma (colour) and opsis (seeing). They are used to denote a temporary aberration in colour vision, characterized by an excessive sensitivity to one particular colour. As a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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