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Descriptor English: Lens, Crystalline
Descriptor Spanish: Cristalino
Descriptor Portuguese: Cristalino
Descriptor French: Cristallin
Entry term(s): Crystalline Lens
Eye Lens
Lens, Eye
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007908
Scope note: A transparent, biconvex structure of the EYE, enclosed in a capsule and situated behind the IRIS and in front of the vitreous humor (VITREOUS BODY). It is slightly overlapped at its margin by the ciliary processes. Adaptation by the CILIARY BODY is crucial for OCULAR ACCOMMODATION.
Annotation: of the eye; congenital absence = APHAKIA /congen; APHAKIA, POSTCATARACT is also available; replacement by intraocular lens = LENSES, INTRAOCULAR; extraction = probably CATARACT EXTRACTION
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: Aphakia MeSH
DeCS ID: 8083
Unique ID: D007908
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Lens, Crystalline - Preferred
Concept UI M0012351
Scope note A transparent, biconvex structure of the EYE, enclosed in a capsule and situated behind the IRIS and in front of the vitreous humor (VITREOUS BODY). It is slightly overlapped at its margin by the ciliary processes. Adaptation by the CILIARY BODY is crucial for OCULAR ACCOMMODATION.
Preferred term Lens, Crystalline
Entry term(s) Crystalline Lens
Eye Lens
Lens, Eye



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