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 (păl′pə-brə, păl-pē′-)
n. pl. pal·pe·brae (-brē′) also pal·pe·bras
An eyelid.

[Latin; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

pal′pe·bral (păl′pə-brəl, păl-pē′brəl, -pĕb′rəl) adj.
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(Anatomy) of or relating to the eyelid
[C19: from Late Latin palpebrālis, from Latin palpebra eyelid; probably related to palpāre to stroke]
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As the number of the cases reported increased, it was understood that facial signs including pressed and flat face, hypertelorism, short palpebral fissures, cleft palate, small chin and short neck, hypoplastic scapula, costa defect, narrow chest and pes equinovarus were also associated with this disease in addition to the findings described initially (3).
Apesar da pouca relevancia clinica, em GX houve ataxia de leve a moderada em tres animais, sudorese perineal em quatro animais, ptose palpebral e relaxamento do esfincter anal em um animal; em GC, houve sonolencia, ptose palpebral e labial em dois animais.
Other less common findings include palatal petechiae, periorbital or palpebral edema, and maculopapular and morbilliform rashes.
Em caes e gatos esses sinais clinicos incluem miose, ptose palpebral, enoftalmia e protrusao da terceira palpebra (1, 3, 4, 6-15) e, em alguns casos, ainda pode ser observado um aumento da temperatura da face e da regiao do pavilhao auricular externo (2, 5, 11).
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(1-3) Horner's syndrome characteristically presents with the tetrad of ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis and apparent enophthalmos secondary to a reduced palpebral fissure from upper-lid ptosis and elevation of the lower lid, so-called inverted ptosis.