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Descriptor English:   Dry Eye Syndromes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndromes de Ojo Seco 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndromes do Olho Seco 
Synonyms English:   Dry Eye Syndrome
Syndrome, Dry Eye
Syndromes, Dry Eye  
Tree Number:   C11.496.260
Definition English:   Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur. 
Indexing Annotation English:   defic tear production; GEN or unspecified: prefer specifics; do not confuse with XEROPHTHALMIA: read MeSH definitions
History Note English:   89 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   23622 
Unique Identifier:   D015352 

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