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network

 [net´werk]
1. a meshlike structure of interlocking fibers, strands, or tubules. See also plexus and rete.
2. a group of people who have a connectedness; connectedness may be close-knit, with many relationships between the individuals, or loose-knit, with few relationships between individuals. Networks are classified as strong (marked by interdependence on a relatively small number of people) or as weak (marked by little interdependence and a wide range of diverse and superficial contacts).
venous network rete venosum.

net·work

(net'wŏrk),
1. A structure bearing a resemblance to a woven fabric; a network of nerve fibers or small vessels.
See also: reticulum. Synonym(s): net, rete (1)
2. The people in a patient's environment, especially as may be significant for the course of the illness.
3. Any group or association containing several of the same anatomic, scientific, or concrete entities.

network

Computers
noun An interconnecting system of computer terminals and processors that interact with each other and/or share software, applications and peripherals—e.g., printers, scanners, archiving and other devices—linked either by cable or wireless technology.
 
Managed care
noun A group of physicians and other health providers who are paid by or have an exclusive contractual arrangement with a HMO.

Science-speak
noun Any series of points in a system connected by numbered lines and arrows indicating the flow of materials, personnel, energy, widgets, etc.

Sociology
noun A group of similarly-minded individuals that interacts socially or professionally.
 
verb To interact socially, usually with the aim or prospect of making beneficial contacts.

network

Computers An interconnecting system of computer terminals and processors that interact with each other and/or share software programs and applications and 'peripherals,' eg printers, scanners, archiving and other devices, linked either by cable or wireless technology Sociology noun A group of similarly-minded individuals that interacts socially or professionaly. See Old boy network verb To interact socially.

net·work

(net'wŏrk)
1. A structure bearing a resemblance to a woven fabric. A network of nerve fibers or small vessels.
Synonym(s): rete (1) [TA] , net.
2. The people in a patient's environment, especially as significant for the course of the illness.
See also: reticulum
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Treatment is surgical, which involves improving the facility of outflow by incising or cleaving the abnormal trabecular meshwork. (2-7) Besides the conventional procedures which include goniotomy, trabeculotomy ab externo and trabeculectomy, many new surgical procedures have been developed as safer and probably more efficacious alternatives.
* Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma occurs when a whitish material, often found on all surfaces of the eye, causes clogging of the eye's drainage meshwork and increases the intraocular pressure.
Anatomically it represents the peripheral termination of Descemet's membrane and the anterior limit of the trabecular meshwork.
For patients with angle-closure glaucoma, this surgery uses the laser beam to make a tiny hole in the iris to improve the flow of the aqueous humor to the drainage meshwork.
Contraction of the ciliary muscle produces traction on the trabecular meshwork, facilitating aqueous humour drainage and lowering IOP [6].
Futa, "Fine structure of trabecular meshwork and iris in pigmentary glaucoma," Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur Klinische und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie, vol.
TCs in outer layer of tunica adventitia were intertwined with surrounding stromal CFs, which was organized into a highly complex three-dimensional meshwork among transverse oriented fiber bundle, and longitudinal array-oriented fiber bundle [Figure 2] and [Figure 3].{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}
The trabecular meshwork outflow pathways: structural and functional aspect .
Results: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of 14 patients showed that 3 had optic nerve melanocytoma, 2 had chorodial melanoma, 1 had iridociliary medulloepithelioma, 1 had iris melanoma, 1 had trabecular meshwork melanoma, 1 had iris nevus, 1 had leukemic infiltration, 1 had lymphoma, 1 had neuroendocrine carcinoma,!
For people with angle- closure glaucoma, this surgery uses the laser beam to make a tiny hole in the iris to improve the flow of the aqueous humor to the drainage meshwork.
When deficient in folic acid, the trabecular meshwork, the drainage tissue of the eye, crucial in controlling intraocular pressure, frequently does not get sufficient or adequate cellular renewal.
"These diseases likely damage the filter meshwork, which would prevent the aqueous (liquid) in the front part of the eye from draining properly.