aqueous chamber

the part of the eyeball that is filled with aqueous humor; see camera anterior bulbi oculi and camera posterior bulbi oculi.

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  • Aqueous humour — The aqueous humor is a thick watery substance that is between the lens and the cornea.LocationsThe anterior segment is the front third of the eye that includes the structures in front of the vitreous humor: the cornea, iris, ciliary body, and… …   Wikipedia

  • chamber — A compartment or enclosed space. SEE ALSO: camera. [L. camera] altitude c. a decompression c. for simulating a high altitude environment, particularly its low barometric pressure. SYN: high altitude c.. anechoic c. a room designed to absorb all… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueous humour — ▪ physiology       optically clear, slightly alkaline liquid that occupies the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye (eye, human) (the space in front of the iris and lens and the ringlike space encircling the lens). The aqueous humour… …   Universalium

  • Chamber, anterior — The space in the eye that is behind the cornea and in front of the iris. The cornea is the outer, transparent, dome like structure that covers the iris, pupil, and the anterior chamber. The iris is the colored ring of tissue suspended behind the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Chamber, posterior — The space in the eye behind the iris and in front of the lens. The iris is the colored ring of tissue that regulates the amount of light entering the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. The lens is the transparent biconvex body in the eye… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueous humor — The fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye; see vitreous humor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aqueous humour — the watery fluid that fills the chamber of the eye immediately behind the cornea and in front of the lens. It is continually being formed chiefly by capillaries of the ciliary processes and it drains away into Schlemm s canal, at the junction of… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueous humor —    Physically essential to sight, a clear, watery fluid found in the anterior chamber of the eye …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • aqueous humour — the watery fluid that fills the chamber of the eye immediately behind the cornea and in front of the lens. It is continually being formed – chiefly by capillaries of the ciliary processes – and it drains away into Schlemm s canal, at the junction …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Anterior chamber — The space in the eye that is behind the cornea and in front of the iris. The cornea is the outer, transparent, dome like structure that covers the iris, pupil, and the anterior chamber. The iris is the colored ring of tissue suspended behind the… …   Medical dictionary

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