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palpebra

 [pal´pĕ-brah] (L.)
eyelid. adj., adj pal´pebral.

eye·lid

(ī'lid), [TA]
One of two movable folds that cover the front of the eyeball when closed; formed of a fibrous core (tarsal plate) and the palpebral portions of the orbicularis oculi muscle covered with skin on the superficial, anterior surface and lined with conjunctiva on the deep, posterior surface; rapid contraction of the contained muscle fibers produces blinking; each has fixed (orbital) and free margins, the latter separated centrally by the palpebral fissure, united at the lateral and medial palpebral commissures, and bearing eyelashes, openings of tarsal and ciliary glands and (medially) the lacrimal puncta.
Synonym(s): palpebra [TA], blepharon, lid

palpebra

(păl′pə-brə, păl-pē′-)
n. pl. palpe·brae (-brē′) also palpe·bras
An eyelid.

pal′pe·bral (păl′pə-brəl, păl-pē′brəl, -pĕb′rəl) adj.

eye·lid

(ī'lid) [TA]
One of the two movable folds covering the front of the eyeball when closed; formed of a fibrous core (tarsal plate) and the palpebral portions of the orbicularis oculi muscle covered with skin on the superficial, anterior surface and lined with conjunctiva on the deep, posterior surface; rapid contraction of the contained muscle fibers produces blinking; they each have fixed (orbital) and free margins, the latter separated centrally by the palpebral fissure, united at the lateral and medial palpebral commissures, and bearing eyelashes, the openings of tarsal and ciliary glands and (medially) the lacrimal puncta.
Synonym(s): palpebra [TA] , blepharon, lid.

Patient discussion about palpebra

Q. eyelids what causes your eye lids too twitch? my left eye lid has been twitching on and off for about a week what causes it and how can i get it to stop.

A. Not an answer, just another question - how long can this go on? My eyelid has been twitching, (likely lack of sleep) for almost a month now. Any treatment that I should seek?

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blepharitis ([phrase omitted]) and blepharoplastica ([phrase omitted]) are derived from the word blepharon ([phrase omitted]), instead of the official anatomical term palpebra; inflammation of the lacrimal gland-dacriocystitis (SakpvokvsTiTig) and cornea-keratitis ([phrase omitted]) originate from the Greek words-dacriocystis ([phrase omitted]) for lacrimal gland, and keras([phrase omitted])-horn (cornea-[phrase omitted] keratoeides), rather than from glandula lacrimalis and cornea, respectively; the synonym for the vascular tunic of the eye (tunica vasculosa)-uvea, which is unknown to official anatomical terminology, is used in the term which refers to the inflammation of iris, ciliary body (corpus ciliare) and choroid (choroidea)-uveitis.
Fasciculacoes musculares, miotonia, prolapso de terceira palpebra, fraqueza muscular, dificuldade respiratoria, decubito e morte podem ser sinais clinicos da enfermidade (STEISS & NAYLOR, 1986; MEYER et al., 1999).
(11) KPEO'lu hastalarda levator palpebra superior kasindaki zayifligin yani sira frontalis, orbikularis okuli ve eksternal okuler kaslarda da ilerleyici bir gucsuzluk soz konusudur.
Toksinin levator palpebra kasina diffuzyonu en sik gorulen yan etki olan ptozise neden olacagindan, bunu onlemek icin ust goz kapagi uygulamalarinda orta hat injeksiyonundan kacinilmasi gereklidir.
Anche se la rimane vivo il verde intenso che sui teneri rialti si riproduce immoto nella sera che piu non schiude l'angosciosa palpebra. Linguaggio allusivo e rispetto delle misure della tradizione, che nelle parti successive del libro andranno lentamente mescolandosi a nuovi temi e, in minima parte, a nuovi metri.
Alem disso, ela tambem tinha a impressao de que conseguia piscar o olho, quando na verdade o que ocorria era uma pequena contracao da palpebra superior.
A 31-year-old woman came to our institution with a complaint of headache and a slowly progressive swelling of the left orbit and upper palpebra of 1 year's duration.