short ciliary nerve

noun

: any of 6 to 10 delicate nerve filaments of parasympathetic, sympathetic, and general sensory function that arise in the ciliary ganglion and innervate the smooth muscles and tunics of the eye compare long ciliary nerve

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“Short ciliary nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/short%20ciliary%20nerve. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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