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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Nys*tag"mus
A rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyeballs.

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. � drowsiness, fr. � to nod in sleep, to slumber

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  1. Involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders

First attested in 1798. From New Latin nystagmus, from Ancient Greek νυσταγμός (nustagmós, “nodding, drowsiness”), from νυστάζω (nustázō, “nod, be sleepy”).

  1. (pathology) rapid involuntary eye movement, usually lateral

nystagmus was also found in the following language(s): Czech

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Past life for Nystagmus born Jul 27, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1650. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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