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Descriptor in English: Sclera
Descriptor in Spanish: Esclerótica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Esclera
Descriptor in French: Sclère
Entry term(s): Scleral Spur
Scleral Spurs
Scleras
Tree number(s): A09.371.784
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
See also the descriptors: Limbus Corneae MeSH
Scleral Buckling MeSH
Scleroplasty MeSH
Sclerostomy MeSH
DeCS UI: 12971
Descriptor UI: D012590
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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