lachrymal gland


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lachrymal gland

the tear gland that lies below the upper eyelid of mammals and serves to moisten and cleanse the surface of the eye by secreting sterile and antiseptic liquid. Excess fluid is drained away through the lachrymal duct in the corner of the eye which leads eventually into the nasal cavity.
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QUESTION 7 - for 7 points: What do the lachrymal glands produce?
When we blink, tears made in the lachrymal glands sweep across the surface of the eyeball, to wash away dust and germs.
Afterwards it feels a whole load better and all that's happened is that the lachrymal glands have secreted fluid which has drained through the lachrymal puncta.