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tear

(tēr),
The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands by means of which the conjunctiva and cornea are kept moist.
[A.S. teár]

tear

(tār),
A discontinuity in substance of a structure. Compare: laceration.

tear

(tîr)
n.
1.
a. A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lachrymal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.
b. tears A profusion of this liquid spilling from the eyes and wetting the cheeks, especially as an expression of emotion.
c. tears The act of weeping: criticism that left me in tears.
2. A drop of a liquid or hardened fluid.
intr.v. teared, tearing, tears
To become filled with tears: The strong wind caused my eyes to tear.

tear

[ter]
Etymology: ME, teren, to rend
to rip, rend, or pull apart by force.

tear

Medtalk Pronounced, TARE A rent or disruption of a flattened tissue or surface. See Job's tear, Mallory-Weiss tear, Meniscal tear, Re-entry tear, Skier's tear Pronounced, TEER The watery product of the lacrimal glands.

tear

(tār) 1. A discontinuity in substance of a structure.
Compare: laceration
2. Fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands by means of which the conjunctiva and cornea are kept moist.
[A.S. teár]

Tear

A drop of the clear, salty fluid secreted by the lachrimal gland.

Patient discussion about tear

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

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