Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «U»:
Uvea: Part of the eye, consisting collectively of the
iris, the choroid of the eye, and the ciliary body
The iris: The circular, colored curtain of the eye that
surrounds the pupil.
The choroid of the eye: The thin vascular middle layer of
the eye that is situated between the sclera (the white...
Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, the part of the eye
that collectively refers to the iris, the choroid of the eye, and the
ciliary body. The uvea provides most of the blood supply to the retina. Uveitis as a rule signifies inflammation involving the iris, choroid, and ciliary body -- all three ...
Uvula: The small piece of soft tissue that can be seen dangling down from the soft palate over the back of the tongue. The uvula is described variously shaped like a U, a tear or a grape. Its name comes from the Latin word for "grape," uva.
The uvula has its own little muscle, the musculus uvuae, ...
Uvulitis: Inflammation of the uvula....
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: A type of operation designed to tighten up flabby tissues and enlarge the upper air passages. The operation involves reshaping the uvula
(uvulo-), soft palate (-palato-) and throat (-pharyngo-).
The uvula is a small piece of soft tissue that can be seen dangling down from...