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Meibomian gland

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The Meibomian glands (often written with a small m, and also called tarsal glands) are a holocrine type of exocrine glands, at the rim of the eyelids inside the tarsal plate, responsible for the supply of meibum, an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye's tear film. [1]

23 relations: Blepharitis, Chalazion, Chromatography, Ciclosporin, Demodex brevis, Dry eye syndrome, Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, Eyelid, Fatty acid, Heinrich Meibom (doctor), Human eye, Isotretinoin, Lifitegrast, Lipase, Lipid, List of glands of the human body, Mass spectrometry, Medication, Sebaceous gland, Tarsus (eyelids), Tears, Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy, Warm compress.


Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular conditions characterized by inflammation, scaling, reddening, and crusting of the eyelid.

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Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland.

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Chromatography is a laboratory technique for the separation of a mixture.

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Ciclosporin, also spelled cyclosporine and cyclosporin, is an immunosuppressant medication and natural product.

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Demodex brevis

Demodex brevis is one of the two species of face mite that afflict humans (the other being Demodex folliculorum).

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Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome (DES), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is the condition of having dry eyes.

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Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite is an encyclopædia based on the Encyclopædia Britannica and published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc..

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An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the human eye.

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Fatty acid

In chemistry, particularly in biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated.

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Heinrich Meibom (doctor)

Johann Heinrich Meibom (Iohannes Henricus Meibomius; 29 June 1638 in Lübeck – 26 March 1700 in Helmstedt) was a German physician and scholar.

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Human eye

The human eye is an organ which reacts to light and pressure.

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Isotretinoin, also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid (and colloquially referred to by its former brand name Accutane or Roaccutane), is a medication primarily used to treat severe acne.

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Lifitegrast (trade name Xiidra) is an FDA approved drug indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye, a syndrome called keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

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A lipase is any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats (lipids).

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In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents.

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List of glands of the human body

This page contains a list of glands of the human body.

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Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that ionizes chemical species and sorts the ions based on their mass-to-charge ratio.

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A medication (also referred to as medicine, pharmaceutical drug, or simply drug) is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease.

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Sebaceous gland

Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals.

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Tarsus (eyelids)

The tarsi (tarsal plates) are two comparatively thick, elongated plates of dense connective tissue, about in length; one is found in each eyelid, and contributes to its form and support.

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Tearing, lacrimation, or lachrymation is the secretion of tears, which often serves to clean and lubricate the eyes in response to an irritation of the eyes.

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Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy

Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy (TSPK; also Thygeson Superficial Punctate Keratitis) is a disease of the eyes.

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Warm compress

A warm compress is a method of applying heat to the body.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meibomian_gland

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