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Tears MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Tears
Tree Number(s)
A12.200.882
Unique ID
D013666
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013666
Annotation
lacrimation = TEARS /‌physiol but consider also LACRIMAL APPARATUS if particularly discussed; epiphora: index LACRIMAL APPARATUS DISEASES; IMMUNOGLOBULIN A in tears: index TEARS /‌immunol + IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY
Scope Note
The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.
Entry Term(s)
Meibomian Lipids
Meibum
NLM Classification #
WW 208
Consider Also
consider also terms at DACRYO- and LACRIMAL
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/08
Tears Preferred
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