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humor[hu´mor] (pl. humors, humo´res) (L.)
1. any fluid or semifluid in the body, adj., adj hu´moral.
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aqueous humor the fluid produced in the eye and filling the spaces (anterior chamber and posterior chamber) in front of the lens and its attachments. It diffuses out of the eye into the blood and is regarded as the lymph of the eye, although its composition is different from that of the lymph in the rest of the body.
ocular humor either of the humors of the eye—aqueous or vitreous.
the fluid component of the vitreous body, with which it is often erroneously equated.
Synonym(s): humor vitreus [TA]
The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.
a transparent, semigelatinous substance contained in a thin hyoid membrane and filling the cavity behind the crystalline lens of the eye. Some indications of the hyaloid canal may persist in the vitreous humor, which is not penetrated by any blood vessels and is nourished at its periphery by vessels of the retina and the ciliary processes. The vitreous humor is concave anteriorly to accommodate the crystalline lens and is closely applied to the retina around the wall of the eyeball. Also called corpus vitreum, vitreous body.
vit·re·ous hu·mor(vit'rē-ŭs hyū'mŏr) [TA]
The fluid component of the vitreous body. usage note Often erroneously equated with the vitreous body.
The clear gel-like substance that fills the eyeball behind the lens.
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pl. humores, humors [L.] any fluid or semifluid in the body.
see aqueous humor.
either of the humors of the eye—aqueous or vitreous.
see vitreous humor.
1. glasslike or hyaline.
2. the vitreous body.
see vitreous body.
an opacity of the vitreous which occurs with uveitis.
a small opacity in the vitreous which may stimulate the retina and cause abnormal behavior patterns such as 'fly-biting'.
1. vitreous body.
2. the watery substance contained within the interstices of the stroma in the vitreous body.
that adjacent to the optic disk.
persistent hyperplastic vitreous
a congenital anomaly, usually unilateral, due to persistence of embryonic remnants of the fibromuscular tunic of the eye and part of the hyaloid vascular system. Clinically, there is a white pupil, elongated ciliary processes, and often microphthalmia; the lens, although clear initially, may become completely opaque.
1. Descemet's membrane.
2. hyaline membrane (1).
3. Bruch's membrane.
4. a delicate boundary layer investing the vitreous body.
the first stage in development of the vitreous; it persists in the adult as Cloquet's canal.
the secondary stage in development of the vitreous; an avascular mass secreted by the retinal ectoderm.
the third and final stage of development of the vitreous; it is secreted by the ciliary epithelium and persists in the adult as the suspensory ligament of the lens.
curtain-like opacities seen in a normal vitreous.