Lacrimal nerve



lacrimal nerve n.
A branch of the ophthalmic nerve, supplying the upper eyelid, conjunctiva, and lacrimal gland.

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    lacrimal papilla n. A slight projection from the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure, in the center of which is the opening of the lacrimal duct.

  • Lacrimal punctum

    lacrimal punctum n. The minute circular opening of the lacrimal duct on the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure.



  • Lacrimal-sac

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    lacrimal vein n. A vein that drains the lacrimal gland, and empties into the superior ophthalmic vein.



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