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[Old English tēar] A watery substance secreted by the lacrimal glands containing aqueous components as well as secretions of the meibomian glands. The function of tears is to lubricate the surface of the eye. SEE: Schirmer test
Venes, Donald, editor. "Tear (2)." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773724/all/crocodile_tears.
Tear (2). In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773724/all/crocodile_tears. Accessed May 26, 2019.
Tear (2). (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773724/all/crocodile_tears
Tear (2) [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773724/all/crocodile_tears.
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