lachrymal duct


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Related to lachrymal duct: Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
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Noun1.lachrymal duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glandslachrymal duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
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(2) This technique assists in avoiding the absorption of the drops via the lachrymal duct. It is also important to wipe away any drops expelled from the eye, as they can be absorbed by the skin.
Often, the lachrymal ducts fail to produce enough tears to keep the eye surface suitably moistened, thereby leading to constant discomfort.