lacrimal nerve

lacrimal nerve
lacrimal nerve n a small branch of the ophthalmic nerve that enters the lacrimal gland with the lacrimal artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and the adjacent conjunctiva and the skin of the upper eyelid

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a branch of the ophthalmic nerve that supplies the lacrimal gland (see lacrimal apparatus) and conjunctiva.

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nervus lacrimalis.

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