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Descriptor English: Tears
Descriptor Spanish: Lágrimas
Descriptor Portuguese: Lágrimas
Descriptor French: Larmes
Entry term(s): Lipid, Meibomian
Meibomian Lipid
Meibomian Lipids
Meibum
Tear
Tree number(s): A12.200.882
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013666
Scope note: The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.
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
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
Consider Also: consider also terms at DACRYO- and LACRIMAL
DeCS ID: 14045
Unique ID: D013666
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/08
Tears - Preferred
Concept UI M0021092
Scope note The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.
Preferred term Tears
Entry term(s) Tear
Meibum - Narrower
Concept UI M000647100
Preferred term Meibum
Entry term(s) Lipid, Meibomian
Meibomian Lipid
Meibomian Lipids



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