lacrimal gland


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lacrimal gland

n
(Anatomy) the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid
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lac′rimal gland`


n.
either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the outer angle of the orbit in mammals.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.lacrimal 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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Vitamin A deficiencies lead to degeneration of the epithelium lining the airway mucosa and the gastrointestinal tract, salivary gland and lacrimal gland. The action of these vitamins induces the formation of new cells and tissues, and thus contributes to their regeneration.
Evaluation of Lacrimal Gland Dimensions with MR Imaging in a Turkish Population Sample
Pathologic changes of lacrimal gland in the negative control and siRNA control groups accorded with SS including cell arrangement, alveoli fusion, and lymphocyte infiltration.
Chronic immune-mediated inflammatory processes in the lacrimal gland and conjunctival epithelium gradually cause dysfunction leading to destruction and are involved in the pathogenesis of dry eye.
optic nerve glioma, orbital meningioma, hemangioma, lymphangioma,5 neurofibroma, sarcoma.6,7 Thyroid dysfunction may cause tumor like condition and lateral protrusion of eye balls (Graves' Disease).8,9 Extraconal lesions are dermoid tumor21 (dermoid cyst) and pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland.10
Because of the nonspecific clinical presentation, the differential diagnoses often include an epidermal cyst, chalazion, basal cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, lacrimal gland carcinoma, melanocytic lesion, hemangioma, and metastatic carcinoma.
Examination in our emergency department 8 days after the patient initially sought care disclosed periorbital edema and erythema around the lacrimal gland on the right, with minimal tenderness to palpation (Figure 1).
* Proptosis, which occurs mainly due to the involvement of the orbital or lacrimal gland. Orbital pseudotumor is an important differentiating pathology.
Therefore, in this case, we conclude that the lacrimal gland is one of the glands that can be affected in brucellosis.
Inhibiting lacrimal gland function using scopolamine in female mice resulted in more severe DED and lower numbers of lipoxin A4- (LXA4-) producing PMNs in the corneal limbus, lacrimal gland, and cervical lymph nodes compared to male mice.
Patients with IgG4-related ophthalmic disease usually involve the lacrimal gland and may cause diseases such as orbital pseudotumor or sclerosing dacryoadenitis.
Caption: Figure 4: (a, b) MRI head and neck done in May 2013 showing diffuse lacrimal gland enlargement and features of sinusitis.