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a drop of the secretion of the lacrimal glands



a drop of the clear, slightly opalescent fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. Tears are slightly alkaline. They contain as much as 99 percent water and 0.9 percent inorganic matter, chiefly sodium chloride and small quantities of sodium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium sulfate, and calcium phosphate, as well as the antibacterial enzyme lysozyme; other proteins constitute 0.1 percent. Tears moisten the anterior surface of the eye and prevent it from drying, wash foreign bodies out of the conjunctival sac, and participate in the nutrition of the cornea.


run, 3
1. In roofing, the horizontal distance from the face of a wall to the ridge of the roof.
2. In stairways, the width of a single stair tread.
3. The horizontal distance covered by a flight of steps.
4. The runway or track for a sash.
5. A small stream of paint flowing vertically on a
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They recommended debridement of type I lesions, repair of type II lesions (not feasible at the time so they recommended abrasion to bleeding bone), and excision of the bucket handle tear in type III lesions.
Jeremy Ford, representing Mr Stainthorpe at Teesside Crown Court yesterday, said a fall from a ledge in the company's mine left his client with a bucket handle tear to the knee.
The star senior forward, who went down with a knee injury in practice last week, was diagnosed with a bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus in her left knee.