Glándula lacrimal

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Glándula lacrimal

La glándula lacrimal yace dentro de la órbita sobre la porción exterior de la parte superior del ojo. Esta glándula secreta continuamente lágrimas que humedecen, lubrican y protegen la superficie del ojo. El exceso de lágrimas drena a unos pequeños conductos que se vacían dentro de la cavidad nasal.

Glándula lacrimal

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  • Last reviewed on 10/22/2011
  • Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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