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

Revision

Last reviewed 10/22/2011 by 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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