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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.
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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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Medulloepithelioma is the most common congenital tumor of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium and can present in adulthood as a ciliary body mass, lens coloboma, lens subluxation, cataract, and cyclitic membrane [15-17].
In the ciliary epithelium, [A.sub.3], [A.sub.2A], and [A.sub.2B] adenosine receptor mRNAs were found in the ciliary processes of rat using in situ hybridization [29].
Diode laser ablation lowers the IOP by destroying part of the secretory ciliary epithelium, thereby reducing aqueous secretion.
(1) Medulloepithelioma is another primary intraocular tumor of childhood that arises in the ciliary epithelium and may contain small round blue cells similar in histologic appearance to retinoblastoma.
Topics include transport in the anterior segment, (including aquaporins and water treatment in the cornea, corneal epithelial epithelial ion transport, Vitamin C transport, and management of function), transporters of the ciliary epithelium (including mechanisms of aqueous humor formation), lens transporters (including advances in treatment of cataract), transport across the blood-retinal barrier, transport across the retinal pigment epithelium (including treatment for age-related conditions), transporters in the retina) genetic variants of ocular transporters, and ocular drug delivery.
The pigmented and nonpigmented ciliary epithelium derives from the neuroectoderm, while the ciliary muscles and the stroma derive from the neural crest cells.