Medical Dictionary

Bruch's membrane

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noun \ˈbru̇ks-, ˈbrüks-\

Medical Definition of Bruch's membrane

  1. :  the inner limiting membrane of the retina separating the pigmented layer of the retina from the choroid of the eye

Biographical Note for bruch's membrane

Bruch

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Karl Wilhelm Ludwig

(1819–1884), German anatomist. Bruch served as professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Basel from 1850 to 1855. He then was appointed professor at the University of Giessen, the institution where he had originally earned his medical degree. He was the first to isolate the structure now known as Bruch's membrane, which he described in his 1844 doctoral thesis.


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