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uvea

 [u´ve-ah] (L.)
the tunica vasculosa of the eyeball, consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. adj., adj u´veal.

vascular layer of eyeball

[TA]
the vascular, pigmentary, or middle coat of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.

uvea

(u´ve-ah) the tunica vasculosa of the eyeball, consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.u´veal

uvea

(yo͞o′vē-ə)
n.
The vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

u′ve·al adj.

uvea

[yo̅o̅′vē·ə]
Etymology: L, uva, grape
the vascular, pigmented, middle coat of the eye. Also called tunica vasculosa bulbi, uveal tract. uveal, adj.

u·ve·a

(yū'vē-ă)
The middle coat of the eyeball between the sclera and retina. It includes the iris and ciliary body (the anterior uvea) and the choroid.
[L. uva, grape]

uvea

The coat of the eye lying immediately under the outer SCLERA (the CHOROID), together with its continuum, the CILIARY BODY and the IRIS. The uvea contains many blood vessels and a variable quantity of pigment. From the Greek word uvea, a grape, because of the resemblance of the uvea to a peeled black grape). See also UVEITIS.

Uvea

The middle of the three coats of tissue surrounding the eye, comprising the choroid, iris, and ciliary body. The uvea is pigmented and well supplied with blood vessels.
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uvea 

The vascular tunic of the eye, consisting of the choroid, ciliary body and the iris. The last two structures are usually considered to form the anterior uvea. The uvea contains most of the blood supply (Fig. U2). Syn. uveal tract; vascular tunic of the eye. See uveitis; vortex vein.
Fig. U2 The uveaenlarge picture
Fig. U2 The uvea

uvea

[L.] the iris, ciliary body, and choroid together.

anterior uvea
see anterior uveal tract.
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El termino uveitis denota inflamacion de la uvea, conformada por el iris y el cuerpo ciliar, en su porcion anterior,y por la coroides en su porcion posterior.
Uveal melanoma is a relatively rare cancer which includes the pigmented part of the eye and the surrounding areas, called the uvea.
Microscopic lesions of the equine eye include alterations to the anterior uvea with congestion of the iris and ciliary body including lymphocyte infiltration.
The middle layer is called the uvea and contains the lymphatics, blood vessels and intrinsic eye muscles.
El le ensenaba las danzas de su tierra natal, los amorosos y sentidos cantares del pais de Bambuk; le referia las maravillosas leyendas con que su madre lo habia entretenido en la ninez; y si algunas lagrimas rodaban entonces por la tez uvea de las mejillas del esclavo, Nay solia decirle:
The 116 contributions to the first volume are organized into sections on basic science and pathophysiologic responses, examining and imaging the cornea and external eye, differential diagnosis of selected problems in corneal and external eye disease, the ocular adnexa, the conjunctiva, diseases of the cornea, and the sclera and anterior uvea.
The best way to diagnose it is to look for black tissue under the conjunctiva, which signals a prolapsed uvea and is a cardinal sign of globe rupture.
Nine thousand people live on these nine atolls, 95 percent of whom are Polynesians, having arrived variously from Samoa, Tonga, and Uvea over the past 2,000 years.
El estudio se realizo en base a fichas clinicas del Laboratorio de Patologia Ocular "Michael Hogan" y del Servicio de Uvea, ambos del Instituto de Oftalmologia (INO) del Ministerio de Salud, Lima.
Groups from Tuvalu, Uvea, Niue, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) represented other parts of Polynesia with vigor and variety.
Melanocytes: Special cells in the epidermis of the skin or the uvea of the eye that produce the pigment called melanin.