lacrimal lake

The pool of tears in the lower conjunctival cul-de-sac of the eye, which drains into the opening of the tear drainage system

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  • Lacrimal lake — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = lacus lacrimalis GraySubject = 227 GrayPage = 1025 Caption = Front of left eye with eyelids separated to show medial canthus. Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = l 01… …   Wikipedia

  • lacrimal lake — lacus lacrimalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Lacrimal sac — The lacrimal apparatus. Right side. (Lacrimal sac visible at upper right.) …   Wikipedia

  • lacrimal canaliculus — n LACRIMAL DUCT (1) * * * canaliculus lacrimalis [TA] the short passage in an eyelid, beginning at the punctum, that leads from the lacrimal lake to the lacrimal sac; called also lacrimal duct …   Medical dictionary

  • lake — 1. A small collection of fluid. SYN: lacus [TA]. 2. To cause blood plasma to become red as a result of the release of hemoglobin from the erythrocytes, as when the latter are suspended in water. SEE ALSO: lacuna. [A.S. lacu, fr. L. lacus, l.]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tears — 250px|thumb|The tear system. A) Tear gland / Lacrimal glandB) Superior lacrimal punctum C) Superior lacrimal canal D) Tear sac / Lacrimal sac E) Inferior lacrimal punctum F) Inferior lacrimal canal G) Nasolacrimal canal Tears are the liquid… …   Wikipedia

  • Eyelid — Palpebrae redirects here. For the levator palpebrae, see levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Eyelid Upper and lower eyelids Latin palpebra inferior, palpebra superior …   Wikipedia

  • Nasolacrimal duct — The lacrimal apparatus. Right side. Outline of bones of face, showing position o …   Wikipedia

  • Medial palpebral ligament — The tarsi and their ligaments. Right eye; front view. Latin l. palpebrale mediale Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Conjunctiva — The upper half of a sagittal section through the front of the eyeball. (Label for Conjunctiva visible at center left.) …   Wikipedia

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