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Descriptor English: Sclera
Descriptor Spanish: Esclerótica
Descriptor esclerótica
Entry term(s) esclera
espolón escleral
Scope note: Túnica externa blanca, opaca y fibrosa del globo ocular, que lo cubre completamente, con excepción del segmento cubierto anteriormente por la córnea. Esencialmente es avascular pero contiene aperturas para el paso de vasos, linfáticos y nervios. Recibe los tendones para la inserción de los músculos extraoculares y contiene el canal de Schlemm en la unión esclerocorneal. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Descriptor Portuguese: Esclera
Descriptor French: Sclère
Entry term(s): Scleral Spur
Scleral Spurs
Scleras
Tree number(s): A09.371.784
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012590
Scope note: The white, opaque, fibrous, outer tunic of the eyeball, covering it entirely excepting the segment covered anteriorly by the cornea. It is essentially avascular but contains apertures for vessels, lymphatics, and nerves. It receives the tendons of insertion of the extraocular muscles and at the corneoscleral junction contains the canal of Schlemm. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Annotation: inflammation = SCLERITIS; neoplasms = SCLERAL DISEASES + EYE NEOPLASMS; blue sclera = SCLERA /abnorm
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Limbus Corneae MeSH
Scleral Buckling MeSH
Scleroplasty MeSH
Sclerostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 12971
Unique ID: D012590
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Sclera - Preferred
Concept UI M0019537
Scope note The white, opaque, fibrous, outer tunic of the eyeball, covering it entirely excepting the segment covered anteriorly by the cornea. It is essentially avascular but contains apertures for vessels, lymphatics, and nerves. It receives the tendons of insertion of the extraocular muscles and at the corneoscleral junction contains the canal of Schlemm. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Preferred term Sclera
Entry term(s) Scleras
Scleral Spur - Narrower
Concept UI M000647066
Preferred term Scleral Spur
Entry term(s) Scleral Spurs



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