Definitions for lacrimal apparatus
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the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
An ocular organ that maintains and produces moisture and tears
The lacrimal apparatus is the physiologic system containing the orbital structures for tear production and drainage. It consists of: ⁕The lacrimal gland, which secretes the tears, and its excretory ducts, which convey the fluid to the surface of the eye; ⁕The lacrimal canaliculi, the lacrimal sac, and the nasolacrimal duct, by which the fluid is conveyed into the cavity of the nose, emptying anterioinferiorly to the inferior nasal conchae from the nasolacrimal duct. ⁕The nerve supply of lacrimal apparatus done by carotid plexus of nerves along artery internal and external sympathetically but parasympathetic from lacrimal nucleus of the facial nerve
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The tear-forming and tear-conducting system which includes the lacrimal glands, eyelid margins, conjunctival sac, and the tear drainage system.
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