conjunctival fornix

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con·junc·ti·val for·nix

the space formed by the junction of the bulbar and palpebral portions of the conjunctiva, that of the upper lid being the superior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae superior [TA]) and that of the lower lid, the inferior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae inferior [TA]).

conjunctival fornix


pl. fornices [L.] an archlike structure or the vaultlike space created by such a structure.

cerebral fornix
either of a pair of arched fiber tracts that unite under the corpus callosum, so that together they comprise two columns, a body, and two crura.
conjunctival fornix
line of reflexion of the conjunctiva from the eyelid to the eyeball.
hippocampal fornix
a thick bundle of nerve fibers leaving the hippocampus to enter the hypothalamus, terminating in the mamillary body.
telencephalic fornix
see cerebral fornix (above).
vaginal fornix
the annular recess around the outside of the cervix.
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Placement of phenol thread and Schirmer strips in the lower conjunctival fornix is more commonly used to evaluate tear production in animals, and here we also suggest using the lower conjunctival fornix technique to evaluate tear secretion in the common mynah bird.
In humans, the PRT tear test measures uptake of a (small) amount of fluid residing in the ventral conjunctival fornix and stimulates a low degree of reflex tearing.
26) In psittacine birds, the frequency and intensity of nictitating membrane movements necessitate placing the thread in the superior conjunctival fornix with closure of the eyelids for the duration of the test.