Conjunctivae


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conjunctiva

 [kon″junk-ti´vah] (pl. conjunc´tivae) (L.)
the delicate membrane lining the eyelids (palpebral conjunctiva) and covering the eyeball (ocular conjunctiva). adj., adj conjuncti´val.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Conjunctivae

The clear membranes that line the inside of the eyelids and cover the white part (sclera) of the eyeballs.
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Traditionally pallor of conjunctivae, nail beds, face, palms and palmar creases are clinical signs used for the physical diagnosis of anaemia4,5.
Several biologic characteristics make brucellae easily transmissible within the close confinement of the clinical microbiology laboratory, including the facts that the infecting dose for humans is low, and the organism may enter the body in many ways relevant to laboratory practices (e.g., through the respiratory mucosa, conjunctivae, gastrointestinal tract, or abraded skin) (1,2).
Immunohistochemical assays for orthopoxviruses demonstrated abundant viral antigens in surface epithelial cells of lesions in conjunctivae and tongue, with lower amounts in adjacent macrophages, fibroblasts, and connective tissues.