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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «U»:

  1. Uvea Uvea
    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...
  2. Uveitis Uveitis
    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 ...
  3. Uvula Uvula
    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, ...
  4. Uvulitis Uvulitis
    Uvulitis: Inflammation of the uvula....
  5. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    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...