The Human Nasolacrimal Ducts by Friedrich PaulsenThe Human Nasolacrimal Ducts by Friedrich Paulsen

The Human Nasolacrimal Ducts

byFriedrich Paulsen

Paperback | December 11, 2002

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As a draining and secretory system, the nasolacrimal ducts play a role in tear transport and non-specific immune defense. In this book recent advances about the nasolacrimal ducts have been summarized and discussed in context with nasolacrimal duct pathophysiology. 

Title:The Human Nasolacrimal DuctsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pagesPublished:December 11, 2002Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540440763

ISBN - 13:9783540440765

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.-Introduction and questions.-Materials and methods.-Light microscopy.-Lectin staining.-Immunohistochemistry.-Scanning electron microscopy.-Transmission electron microscopy.-Corrosion vacular casts.-Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot.-Animal investigations/experiments.-Results.-The epithelium and the underlying lamina propria of the nasolacrimal ducts.-The membranous part of the nasolacrimal ducts.-Absorption experiments in the nasolacrimal ducts.-Pathologic findings in dacryostenosis.-Discussion.-Mechanisms of immune defense in the nasolacrimal ducts.-Mechanisms regulating tear flow through the nasolacrimal ducts.-Absorption of tear fluid components.-Insights into the pathophysiology of primary acquired dacryostenosis.-Considerations on the relationship between dry eye and the nasolacrimal ducts.-Outlook.-Summary.-References.-Subject index