lacrimal

(redirected from lacrimal pump)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to lacrimal pump: lacrimal sac

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 ?
The Examination Includes: Inspection of the eyelid position, contour and function in relation to the operation of the lacrimal pump.
If the fluid is clear, then it means the dye has not gone into the lacrimal system, indicating an 'upper system' failure (vide supra) ie lacrimal pump failure, such as in facial palsy, punctal stenosis, canalicular block, or punctal eversion.
The endonasal endoscopic approach is come of age due to its advantages which include preservation of the lacrimal pump function, decreased operative time and avoidance of a cutaneous scar.