lacrimal artery


lacrimal artery
lacrimal artery n a large branch of the ophthalmic artery that arises near the optic foramen, passes along the superior border of the lateral rectus, and supplies the lacrimal gland

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arteria lacrimalis.

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  • lacrimal artery — noun an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead • Syn: ↑arteria lacrimalis • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacrimal nerve — n a small branch of the ophthalmic nerve that enters the lacrimal gland with the lacrimal artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and the adjacent conjunctiva and the skin of the upper eyelid * * * a branch of the ophthalmic nerve that supplies… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lacrimal gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula lacrimalis GraySubject = 227 GrayPage = 1028 Caption = Lacrimal apparatus of the right eye. The lacrimal gland is to the upper left. The right side of the picture is towards the nose. Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lacrimal nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = nervus lacrimalis GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 887 Caption = Dissection showing origins of right ocular muscles, and nerves entering by the superior orbital fissure. Caption2 = Nerves of the orbit, and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lacrimal — In anatomy Lacrimal can refer to: * Lacrimal artery * Lacrimal bone * Lacrimal nerve * Lacrimal secretion, see Tears * Nasolacrimal duct * Lacrimal gland …   Wikipedia

  • Lacrimal sac — The lacrimal apparatus. Right side. (Lacrimal sac visible at upper right.) …   Wikipedia

  • Artery — A vessel that carries blood that is high in oxygen content away from the heart to the farthest reaches of the body. Since blood in arteries is usually full of oxygen, the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is oxygenated. The resultant form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lacrimal hamulus — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = hamulus lacrimalis GraySubject = 39 GrayPage = 164 Caption = Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = h 02 DorlandsSuf = 12407626 The posterior… …   Wikipedia

  • Lacrimal tubercle — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 38 GrayPage = 161 Caption = Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Lacrimal tubercle labeled at center top.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia