canal of Schlemm


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canal of Schlemm

[shlem]
Etymology: Friedrich Schlemm, German anatomist, 1795-1858
a tiny vein at the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye that connects with the pectinate villi, draining the aqueous humor and funneling it into the bloodstream. Also called Schlemm's canal.

canal of Schlemm

(shlem)
[Friedrich S. Schlemm, Ger. anatomist, 1795–1858.]
The sinus inside the sclera at the angle of the iris and the cornea into which aqueous humor drains after filtering through the trabecular meshwork.

canal of Schlemm

A fine, circular, sometimes multi-channel passage, running round the periphery of the CORNEA (limbus) in the SCLERA. Aqueous humour from the eye drains out through the TRABECULAR MESHWORK into the canal of Schlemm. (Friedrich S. Schlemm, 1795–1858, German anatomist).