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  • noun

Synonyms for fornix

generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)

Related Words

an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies

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Use a drip stand and allow a litre of fluid to irrigate the eye and fornices.
1-3) Small populations of lymphocytes normally reside in the conjunctiva, particularly the conjunctival sacs and fornices, as well as in the main and accessory lacrimal glands.
Part of his routine skin exam involves folding the eyelids to look into the fornices of the conjunctiva.
A sterile swab was used to collect throat secretions from the fornices and back of the throat.
Cognitive deficits and memory loss from damage to the fornices and anterior commisure can occur from surgery on tumors with hypothalamic involvement.
The vaginal fornices were also inspected and demonstrated no evidence of foreign body or perforation.
On examination with a speculum the ectocervix appeared normal and examination per vaginum revealed a soft uterus of normal size with tenderness in the bilateral fornices.
Cholkeri-Singh replies: I gently spread the labia, exposing the introitus, and place a large cotton-tip swab soaked in Betadine through the introitus all the way to the cervix and vaginal fornices.
The eyeball and fornices can be very injected, the conjunctiva covered by large follicles and a purulent or watery discharge may be present.
In gravid patients, the largest cervical cup from a disassembled KOH colpotomizer is used to laparoscopically delineate the vaginal fornices and atraumatically manipulate the cervix and lower uterine segment by using two ring forceps secured opposite one another to the outer ring.