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Ciliary muscle

Ciliary muscle

(Science: anatomy) The smooth muscle of the ciliary body; it consists of circular fibres (Muller's muscle) and radiating fibres (meridional fibres, or Brucke's muscle); action, in contracting, its diameter is reduced (like a sphincter), reducing tensile (stretching) forces on lens, allowing it to thicken for near vision (accommodation).

Synonym: musculus ciliaris, bowmans muscle, ciliary ligament.


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last question-eye lens

... me....i know it's a stupid question... is the eye lens connected to the ciliary muscle or suspensory ligament? i have done some research on it....any quite a few of them show ...

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