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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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Eye nerve block was performed with spinal needle (18 gauge) by using xylocaine (Barrete pharma, Germany), (20 ml for retro palpebral nerve block and 5 ml for auricopalpebral nerve block).
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The ION exits the orbit through the infraorbital foramen (IOF) where it becomes a terminal branch, dividing into three branches that provide sensory innervations to the upper lip (superior labial nerve), lateral side of the nose (lateral nasal nerve), and lower eyelid (inferior palpebral nerve).