short ciliary nerve

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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The complication is thought to arise as a result of thermal injury to the short ciliary nerve, causing parasympathetic denervation of the ciliary muscle.
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).