lachrymal gland

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Noun1.lachrymal gland - any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
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"His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that resulted from immune tolerance breakdown, leading to lymphocytes infiltration in gland organs (salivary gland, lachrymal gland, and the liver) and immune complex deposition as a consequence of B cell hyperactivity [1-3].
There is direct evidence that, in fact, the parasympathetic nerves are the primary regulatory nerves of the lachrymal gland's tear production (Dartt 2009; Toshida et al.
Along with a review of preventative measures, contributors explain age-related changes and diseases of the eyelid, optics, cornea, lens, extracellular matrix of the trabecular meshwork, glial and mobile cells in the Iris, vitreous, retina, retinal pigmented epithelium, choroid, lachrymal gland, and oculomotor system.
Tissue fluid, and not the lachrymal gland fluid, contributed to the "tear glucose" after mechanically stimulated methods of collection, making the relationship between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations similar to that between blood glucose and tissue fluid (11).