lacrimal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

lacrimal

, lachrymal, lacrymal
of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears

lacrimal

[′lak·rə·məl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to tears, tear ducts, or tear-secreting organs.
References in periodicals archive ?
These properties of Merocel allow us to leave Merocel for longer duration, we find 72 hours is optimum time for flaps to adhered to underlying and surrounding tissue and these mucosal flaps get stabilized resulting in well mucosalized wide lacrimal sac fistula.
The lacrimal apparatus consists of the structures that produce, store, and remove tears (lacrimal glands, fluid, canal, sac, and duct).
Recent molecular insights regarding lacrimal gland carcinomas highlight potential opportunities for targeted therapy for the unresectable or metastatic disease.
The bilateral findings were more suspicious for an inflammatory process; therefore, 1 g IV methylprednisone for a 3-day course was then initiated with marked improvement of his eyes in appearance, pain, and drainage, further suggesting an inflammatory process affecting the lacrimal glands and surrounding tissue (as documented by CT orbits).
TFT scores, the number of conjunctival goblet cells, and lacrimal MUC5AC levels were compared at baseline and after therapy in the different groups by the t-test for independent samples and the Wilcoxon test for paired samples.
Ophthalmic conditions reportedly misdiagnosed as lacrimal canaliculitis include mucocele, dacryocystitis, chalazia, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis.
Lacrimal gland involvement is the most common form of orbital sarcoidosis.
For example, a study carried out in Denmark shows the most common malignant tumor of the orbit to be lymphoma, whereas a study carried out in China indicates Malignant Lacrimal gland tumors to be the commonest.
On MR images performed 20 months prior to this admission, there had been an irregular oval-shaped soft tissue mass with cystic component in the right lacrimal gland abutting the right globe, and patient had refused the operation at that time.
We reported that stem/progenitor cells were present in the murine lacrimal gland and the number of these cells increased during the repair phase after experimentally induced inflammation [16].
The eye's lacrimal gland is small but mighty, producing moisture needed to heal eye injuries and clear out harmful dust, bacteria and other invaders.