Definition of Ciliary muscle

1. Noun. a muscle controlling the eye's accommodation for viewing objects at varying distances ¹



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Medical Definition of Ciliary muscle

1. The smooth muscle of the ciliary body; it consists of circular fibres (Muller's muscle) and radiating fibres (meridional fibres, or Brucke's muscle); action, in contracting, its diameter is reduced (like a sphincter), reducing tensile (stretching) forces on lens, allowing it to thicken for near vision (accommodation). Synonym: musculus ciliaris, Bowman's muscle, ciliary ligament. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ciliary Muscle

ciliary bodies
ciliary body
ciliary border of iris
ciliary canals
ciliary cartilage
ciliary crown
ciliary disk
ciliary folds
ciliary ganglion
ciliary ganglionic plexus
ciliary glands
ciliary ligament
ciliary margin of iris
ciliary movement
ciliary muscle (current term)
ciliary muscles
ciliary neurotrophic factor
ciliary part of retina
ciliary process
ciliary processes
ciliary ring
ciliary staphyloma
ciliary veins
ciliary wreath
ciliary zone
ciliary zonule
ciliastatic
ciliata
ciliate

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