deturgescence

de·tur·ges·cence

(dē'tūr-ges'ents),
The mechanism by which the stroma of the cornea remains relatively dehydrated.
[L. de, from, + turgesco, to begin to swell]

deturgescence

State of relative dehydration maintained by the normal cornea that is necessary for transparency. It is maintained by the epithelium, which to a large extent is impermeable to water, and also by a metabolic transport system in the endothelium.
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