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Descriptor in English: Limbus Corneae
Descriptor in Spanish: Limbo de la Córnea
Descriptor in Portuguese: Limbo da Córnea
Descriptor in French: Limbe de la cornée
Entry term(s): Corneal Limbus
Corneoscleral Junction
Corneoscleral Junctions
Junction, Corneoscleral
Junctions, Corneoscleral
Limbus, Corneal
Limbus, Sclerocorneal
Sclerocorneal Limbus
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.217.659
Scope note: An annular transitional zone, approximately 1 mm wide, between the cornea and the bulbar conjunctiva and sclera. It is highly vascular and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea. It is ophthalmologically significant in that it appears on the outer surface of the eyeball as a slight furrow, marking the line between the clear cornea and the sclera. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 3d ed)
Annotation: a slight furrow between cornea & sclera: do not index under SCLERA unless sclera is particularly discussed; /transpl is unlikely: article will likely be on CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION with anat or physiol ref to LIMBUS CORNEAE with pertinent qualif
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
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 92
DeCS UI: 30006
Descriptor UI: D016850
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 1991/11/25
Limbus Corneae - Preferred
Concept UI M0025644
Scope note An annular transitional zone, approximately 1 mm wide, between the cornea and the bulbar conjunctiva and sclera. It is highly vascular and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea. It is ophthalmologically significant in that it appears on the outer surface of the eyeball as a slight furrow, marking the line between the clear cornea and the sclera. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 3d ed)
Preferred term Limbus Corneae
Entry term(s) Corneal Limbus
Corneoscleral Junction
Corneoscleral Junctions
Junction, Corneoscleral
Junctions, Corneoscleral
Limbus, Corneal
Limbus, Sclerocorneal
Sclerocorneal Limbus



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