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Descriptor in English: Anterior Chamber
Descriptor in Spanish: Cámara Anterior
Descriptor in Portuguese: Câmara Anterior
Descriptor in French: Chambre antérieure du bulbe oculaire
Entry term(s): Anterior Chambers
Chamber, Anterior
Chambers, Anterior
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.067
Scope note: The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)
Annotation: the space between the cornea & lens which contains the aqueous humor; do not confuse with ANTERIOR EYE SEGMENT; hemorrhage within anterior chamber = HYPHEMA; anterior chamber endothelium = ENDOTHELIUM, ANTERIOR CHAMBER see ENDOTHELIUM, CORNEAL
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
History Note: 66(64); was see under AQUEOUS HUMOR 1963-65
DeCS UI: 881
Descriptor UI: D000867
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/05/18
Anterior Chamber - Preferred
Concept UI M0001297
Scope note The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)
Preferred term Anterior Chamber
Entry term(s) Anterior Chambers
Chamber, Anterior
Chambers, Anterior



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