ciliary body

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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.

ciliary body

n
(Anatomy) the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris
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Noun1.ciliary body - the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris; "the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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Inhibition of carbonic anhydrase in the ciliary processes of the eye decreases aqueous humor secretion, presumably by slowing the formation of bicarbonate ions with subsequent reduction in sodium and fluid transport.
Aqueous humour is derived from the blood plasma of the capillaries within the ciliary processes of the ciliary body.