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Flashcards in Mammalian Eye Deck (15):
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Mammalian

Belonging to or pertaining to a mammal

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Sclera

Tough, white, fibrous layer that protects the eyeball and allows for external muscle attatchment

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Choroid

Vascular, pigmented layer, which absorbs light and prevents internal reflection

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Retina

Photoreceptive layer containing rods and cones

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Forea centralis

Region of retina containing only cones.

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Optic nerve

Transmits impulses to brain

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Blind spot

Region of retina, lacking both rods and cones

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Vitreous humour

Jelly-like fluid filling the posterior chamber of the eye, that maintains the shape of the eyeball

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Cilliary body

Contains circular muscle that alter the shape of the lense during focusing

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Iris

Controls the size of the pupil

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Pupil

Circular opening for directing light to the lens

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Cornea

Transparent portion of the sclera, across which the greatest refraction occurs

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Conjunctiva

Membrane that lines the eyelids and protects the cornea

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Aqueous humour

Watery fluid that fills the anterior chamber of the eye

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Suspensory ligaments

Attach the lens to the ciliary body