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The vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

[Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva, grape.]

u′ve·al adj.
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(Anatomy) the part of the eyeball consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
[C16: from Medieval Latin ūvea, from Latin ūva grape]
ˈuveal, ˈuveous adj
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(ˈyu vi ə)

n., pl. u•ve•as.
the pigmented vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the iris, choroid coat, and ciliary body.
[1515–25; < Medieval Latin (tunica) ūvea, derivative of Latin ūva bunch of grapes]
u′ve•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroiduvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
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n úvea
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Diseases and surgery of the canine anterior uvea. In: Gelatt KN, Gilger BC, Kern TJ, eds.
Specifically, we saw staining in the anterior uvea, mostly in the trabecular meshwork at the filtration angle (in 9/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, D); in the iris, particularly in the pigmented epithelium along the posterior margin, as well as along the anterior margin (in 9/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, F); and multifocally in the ciliary body epithelium (in 7/9 animals; Figure 2, panels A, E).
Uveitis is an inflammatory disease affecting the uvea. Currently the most common treatments are systemic, topical or injected corticosteroids, but these carry a high risk of treatment-limiting side effects, especially with prolonged use resulting in high unmet need and demand for new treatment modalities.
As it dissolves, the lens releases medicine to treat uveitis or inflammation of the uvea, which is the vascular layer of the eye.
Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented area between the sclera and the cornea that contains the iris, choroid, and ciliary body.
Patients diagnosed with HLA-B27-associated uveitis comprised 6.3% (91/1422) of the patients under follow-up in our uvea unit.
The eye is made up of three layers and uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer called the uvea, which makes up the iris and produces the fluid that keeps the eyeball spherical.
Malignant melanoma of the uvea is common malignant melanomas in the United States.
These diseases often affect a part of the eye called the uvea - the middle layer of the eye, which contains many of the eye's blood vessels.