long ciliary nerve

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long cil·i·ar·y nerve

[TA]
one of two or three branches of the nasociliary nerve, which bypass the ciliary ganglion, supplying postsynaptic sympathetic fibers for the dilator pupillae muscle and sensory fibers for the ciliary muscles, iris, and cornea.
Synonym(s): nervus ciliaris longus [TA]

long cil·i·ar·y nerve

(lawng sil'ē-ar-ē nĕrv) [TA]
One of two or three branches of the nasociliary nerve that bypass the ciliary ganglion, supplying postsynaptic sympathetic fibers for the dilatator pupillae muscle and sensory fibers for the ciliary muscles, iris, and cornea.
Synonym(s): nervus ciliaris longus.
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Sympathetic fibres travel via the nasociliary nerve and the long ciliary nerves until they reach the ciliary body and dilator pupillae muscle.
The third-order or post-ganglionic neuron travels on the surface of the internal carotid artery into the intracranial space and cavernous sinus to arrive at the iris dilator through the long ciliary nerves.
The cornea is innervated by a network of nerve endings located primarily in the anterior stroma, and is supplied by long ciliary nerves originating from the trigeminal nerve.