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vitreous humor

n.
The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
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vit′reous hu′mor



n.
the transparent gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball behind the crystalline lens.
[1655–65]
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vitreous humor

The jelly-like substance that fills the area of the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
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vitreous humor

A jellylike substance in the eyeball, between the lens and the retina.
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Noun1.vitreous humor - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeballvitreous humor - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
hyaluronic acid - a viscous mucopolysaccharide found in the connective tissue space and the synovial fluid of movable joints and the humors of the eye; a cementing and protective substance
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Endophthalmitis is a microorganismal infection caused exclusively by bacteria or fungi within the structures of the eye, including the aqueous and vitreous humor. Most cases are caused by microbial inoculation from an exogenous source, usually after blunt or penetrating trauma, surgery, foreign body, or as a complication of an eye infection such as keratitis or conjunctivitis.
Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) is surgical removal of vitreous humor through pars plana1.
Other possible complications are disrupting the vitreous humor - the clear, gel-like substance that fills the eye between the lens and the retina.
Vitreous humor has a relatively large volume (approximately 2 ml in humans and 1.7 [+ or -] 0.86 ml in canine eye), it can be obtained fairly easily post-mortem and tends to be less susceptible to contamination and putrefactive effects for at least 72 hours (Gilger et al., 2005)
Glucose and lactate levels were 1 mg/dL and 1 mmol/L in vitreous humor and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), respectively (Table 1).
Stefansson, "Diffusion characteristics of vitreous humor and saline solution follow the Stokes Einstein equation," Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol.
The samples available for analysis also depend on the type of case, and range from blood, urine, hair, vitreous humor and, occasionally, organs.
The surgical procedure requires the temporary removal of the vitreous humor, the clear gel in the eye, prior to reattachment of the retina to the back of the eye.
It is also found dispersed in gels of the body to provide stiffening, such as vitreous humor of the eye.
The vitreous humor in the posterior chamber has a relatively fixed volume and thus does not affect IOP regulation.