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ciliary

 [sil´e-ar″e]
pertaining to or resembling cilia; used particularly in reference to certain eye structures, as the ciliary body or muscle.
ciliary body the thickened part of the vascular tunic of the eye, connecting choroid and iris, made up of the ciliary muscle and the ciliary processes. These processes radiate from the ciliary muscle and give attachment to ligaments supporting the lens of the eye.

cil·i·ar·y

(sil'ē-ar'ē),
1. Relating to cilia found widely in the animal kingdom from single-cell to more complex organisms and serving various motile and sensory functions.
See also: cilium.
2. Relating to any cilia or hairlike process, specifically the eyelashes; other ciliary structures are located on type I and II hair cells of the maculae of the inner ear, on hair cells of the organ of Corti, and on ciliated columnar epithelium of respiratory tract.
See also: cilium.
3. Relating to certain structures of the eyeball (for example, ciliary body, ciliary muscle, ciliary process, anterior ciliary vein).
See also: cilium.
4. Relating to the cilia of the pseudostratified columnar cells of the respiratory tract from the nose to the alveoli. Their synchronized beating moves the blanket of mucus overlying the respiratory epithelium. see mucociliary clearance. Viral and bacterial infections and environmental pollutants impair ciliary function. Genetic disorders causing anomalies of the dynein arms of cilia result in ciliary dyskinesia, for example, Kartagener syndrome.
See also: cilium.
5. Relating to cilia of the uterine tubes.
See also: cilium.
6. Relating to the cilia of the olfactory receptor cells that containe the olfactory receptors. Agenesis results in anosmia, for example, Kallmann syndrome.
See also: cilium.
7. Relating to motile protoplasmic extensions of some cells.
See also: cilium.
[Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid (together with the eyelashes)]

ciliary

(sĭl′ē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling cilia.
2. Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye.

cil·i·ar·y

(sil'ē-ar-ē)
1. Relating to any cilia or hairlike processes, specifically, the eyelashes.
2. Relating to certain of the structures of the eyeball.
[Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid (together with the eyelashes)]

ciliary

1. Pertaining to CILIA.
2. Pertaining to the CILIARY BODY.
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Our study results showed that the use of propolis significantly reduced the neutrophil cell count in endoscopic mucosal damage-induced rabbits, although there was no significant difference in epithelial and subepithelial thicknesses, goblet cell count, ciliary cell count, subepithelial fibrosis, collagen density, and hydroxyproline level.
Unlike the continuous ophiopluteus larval ciliary band, the vitellaria larva develops three to five transverse ciliary bands that are only used for swimming.
In the small percentage of the subjects who were heavy smokers, higher IOP readings could probably be attributed to the degenerative changes in the ciliary arteries induced by their higher levels of smoking.
In a previous study using 270[degrees] ciliary body ablation on 27 eyes, the cumulative probability of success of TS-CPC was 72% in the first and 52% in the second postoperative year based on success criteria similar to those used in the current study.
There are Two Types of Screening Tests done for Diagnosis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.
In this article, we describe a case of bilateral maxillary sinus mucoceles that featured an absence of one of the microtubule doublets in three of the outer doublets of the axoneme, thereby establishing a diagnosis of isolated ciliary dysfunction.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Ultrasound biomicroscopy showing, at diagnosis, supraciliary effusion, anterior rotation of the ciliary body and iridocorneal angle narrowing ((a) right eye; (b) left eye) and, three months later, resolution of the effusion and widening of the iridocorneal angle ((c) right eye; (d) left eye).
After sufficient exposure of the capsulorhexis almost to the ciliary process, the foreign body embedded in the ciliary process appeared, and then it was grasped out smoothly.
Total RNA was isolated from the iris and ciliary body with Trizol reagent (Life Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD, USA).
Although IONs embrace a variety of causal pathways from embolic occlusion of short posterior ciliary arteries to severe systemic hypotension, the etiologies of the 2 most commonly diagnosed forms of anterior ION--common and giant cell arteritis--are unknown.
The nasal respiratory mucosa is lined with ciliary, pseudostratified, columnar epithelial cells, and mucus-secreting goblet cells interspersed with ciliary cells [4].
Uveitis is one of the world's major sight-threatening diseases, which mainly affects the iris, ciliary body, and choroid [1].