lacrimal gland

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lac·ri·mal gland

[TA]
the gland that secretes tears into the conjunctival sac; it consists of 6-12 separate compound tubuloalveolar serous glands, located in the upper lateral part of the orbit. It is partially divided into a smaller palpebral part (pars palpebralis) and a larger orbital part (pars orbitalis) by the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae muscle.
Synonym(s): glandula lacrimalis [TA]

lac·ri·mal gland

(lak'ri-măl gland) [TA]
The gland that secretes tears; it consists of 6-12 separate compound tubuloalveolar serous glands, located in the upper lateral part of the orbit, and is partially divided into a smaller palpebral part and a larger orbital part by the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae muscle.

lacrimal gland

The tear-secreting gland lying in the upper and outer corner of the bony eye socket (orbit) and opening by many small ducts into the upper cul-de-sac of the CONJUNCTIVA behind the upper lid. Lacrimal glands secrete during emotional weeping and when the eye is irritated. The eye is normally kept wet by tiny accessory lacrimal glands in the conjunctiva.

Lacrimal gland

An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears.
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In this study, the levels of inflammatory cell infiltration in the lung and the lacrimal gland of the NOD mice were lower after injection of a-fodrin siRNA1 and siRNA2.
Chronic immune-mediated inflammatory processes in the lacrimal gland and conjunctival epithelium gradually cause dysfunction leading to destruction and are involved in the pathogenesis of dry eye.
In a Nigerian study, the most common ophthalmic malignancies were SCC of the conjunctiva and eyelids.13 In institutes of Western Nepal, the common most malignancy was SCC then BCC, malignant melanoma and lacrimal gland adenocarcinoma.14
* Proptosis, which occurs mainly due to the involvement of the orbital or lacrimal gland. Orbital pseudotumor is an important differentiating pathology.
The bilateral findings were more suspicious for an inflammatory process; therefore, 1 g IV methylprednisone for a 3-day course was then initiated with marked improvement of his eyes in appearance, pain, and drainage, further suggesting an inflammatory process affecting the lacrimal glands and surrounding tissue (as documented by CT orbits).
MRI head and neck was repeated on 8/2/2017 (Figures 4(f) and 4(g)) and showed increase in enlargement of bilateral lacrimal glands, submandibular glands, parotid glands with intraparotid nodes, and cervical lymph nodes by size and numbers.
The activity was mainly accumulated in the kidneys, liver, and parathyroid, salivary, and lacrimal glands (Figure 4).
For ocular surface homeostasis, it has been reported that plasma cells are abundant in the human diffuse conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT) and the lacrimal drainage-associated lymphoid tissue (LDALT) and in the lacrimal glands [60].
Several side effects of RIT were previously reported including salivary gland dysfunction, blood dyscrasias, alopecia, headache, epigastric pain, lacrimal gland dysfunction, conjunctivitis, nausea, vomiting, and secondary malignancies [1-5].
Salivary and lacrimal glands, for example, may show more of a thick, collagenous pattern of fibrosis (Figure 3, A and F).
Maqui is native to a few regions of Chile and southern Argentina, (23,24) and contains compounds that help prevent low-grade injury to the lacrimal glands, enhancing their ability to make tears.