lacrimal secretion


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Noun1.lacrimal secretion - saline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands; lubricates the surface of the eyeball
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
tear, teardrop - a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
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However, the major problem of ophthalmic drug delivery is rapid elimination from the pre-ocular area due to anatomical constraints, such as lacrimal secretion, nasolacrimal drainage, and poor corneal permeability.
This may be due to the fact that amount of lacrimal secretion is less in extremes of ages.
In our study, patients with acute ocular GVHD all demonstrated acute conjunctival inflammation but fewer had lacrimal secretion dysfunction and corneal lesions.
A total of five specimens, including 2 lacrimal secretion samples, 2 nasal mucosal swab samples, and 1 gastric antrum biopsy, were collected from each patient and investigated with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods consisting of the urease enzyme coding gene GlmM (UreC) and the H pylorispecific 16S rRNA coding gene.
(2) However, oestrogen has been shown to be beneficial in reducing symptoms of dry eye and increasing lacrimal secretion for post-menopausal women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT).