short ciliary nerve

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short cil·i·ar·y nerve

[TA]
one of several branches passing from the ciliary ganglion to the eyeball, supplying the ciliary muscles, iris, and tunics of the eyeball.
Synonym(s): nervus ciliaris brevis [TA]

short cil·i·ar·y nerve

(shōrt sil'ē-ar-ē nĕrv) [TA]
One of several branches passing from the ciliary ganglion to the eyeball, supplying the ciliary muscles, iris, and tunics of the eyeball.
Synonym(s): nervus ciliaris brevis.
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Parasympathetic fibers originate in the Edinger Westphal nucleus of the IIIrd cranial nerve in the orbit and synapses in the ciliary ganglion within the short ciliary nerves and in the ciliary body.
The fourth neuron leaves the ciliary ganglion and passes with the short ciliary nerves to innervate the sphincter pupillae (see Figure 2, page 54).
If one (or both) pupils are poorly reactive to light, this localises the lesion to the parasympathetic pathway (brainstem, third nerve, ciliary ganglion, short ciliary nerves and iris sphincter); in this scenario, the anisocoria increases in bright light conditions.