vitreous humor


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humor

 [hu´mor] (pl. humors, humo´res) (L.)
1. any fluid or semifluid in the body, adj., adj hu´moral.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating the patient to perceive, appreciate, and express what is funny, amusing, or ludicrous in order to establish relationships, relieve tension, release anger, facilitate learning, or cope with painful feelings.
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.
vitreous humor the fluid portion of the vitreous body; often used to designate the entire vitreous body.

vit·re·ous hu·mor

[TA]
the fluid component of the vitreous body, with which it is often erroneously equated.
Synonym(s): humor vitreus [TA]

vitreous humor

n.
The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens.

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.

Vitreous humor

The clear gel-like substance that fills the eyeball behind the lens.
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No statistically significant differences were observed in creatinine values between individual or between eyes at 0-4 hours and 20-24 hours in vitreous humor as reported earlier (Hanna et al.,1990).
In the vitreous humor, the peak Mn [sup]2+ concentrations in the epithelium-removed subgroup were also much higher than that in the epithelium-intact subgroup.
A 3-layer antenna was initially designed and simulated by the author for the purpose of implantation inside the Vitreous Humor. However, the results were unsatisfactory with resonant frequency around 500 MHz and asymmetrical radiation pattern.
Therapeutic levels are reached in both the aqueous and vitreous humor after only a couple of hours following initiation of treatment.
They also concluded that "TIBC of the aqueous and vitreous humors from the same species is similar", a statement not supported by our data.
* Retinal detachment: A sagging of vitreous humor, the jellylike substance in the center of your eye, can pull on the retina and detach it, allowing liquid from the vitreous humor to leak into the area behind the retina.
He clarified to you that it is not because of a ray external to sight, but is due to the formation of colors in the vitreous humor (al-ratubatu'l-jalidiyyah) in the eye through the medium of air (the transparent [medium] which carries colors).
Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance found in the space of tissues, the fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes, where it acts as an important lubricating and protective agent.
Final assessment of the victim's ethanol level at death is done by testing the vitreous humor from the eye, an anatomic site that decays less rapidly.
Palmer, "The Polysaccharide of the Vitreous Humor," J.
Vitreous humor, present in the posterior cavity of eye, often becomes dysfunctional due to liquefaction, physical collapse and opacification resulting in its detachment from the retina and vision loss.
The lens sends the picture on through a big bunch of clear jellylike liquid with the funny name of vitreous humor. That jelly makes up the biggest part of the eye.