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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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E) Photomicrograph of the ciliary body highlighting the labeling in the pigmented epithelium (arrowheads) and stroma.
(2) in which TS-CPC was applied over 270[degrees] of the ciliary body, the IOP reduction rate was found to be 52.6% in the first 7 months of follow-up.
In summary, the effect of HD on ocular parameters is mainly manifested in eye coat thinning, especially in the ciliary body and choroid.
The iris and ciliary body tissues were treated with radio-immunoprecipitation assay buffer and protease inhibitors to extract total protein.
In the EIU group, heavy infiltration of inflammatory cells within the iris stroma, ciliary body, and the anterior chamber and inflammatory cells depositing on the corneal endothelium were observed (Figure 2(a)).
The final location of IOFB was 10 (55.55%) in vitreous 4 (22.22%) were embedded in retina 1 (5.66%) in iris and ciliary body and 1 (5.66%) in lens.
di Filippo, "Hyperglycemia in streptozotocin-induced diabetes leads to persistent inflammation and tissue damage following uveitis due to reduced levels of ciliary body heme oxygenase-1," Mediators of Inflammation, vol.
Medulloepithelioma is the most common congenital tumor of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium and can present in adulthood as a ciliary body mass, lens coloboma, lens subluxation, cataract, and cyclitic membrane [15-17].
It is the site of attachment of the longitudinal muscle of the ciliary body.
Reported medulloepithelioma cases describe a rapidly expanding ciliary body mass that masqueraded as chronic uveitis, cataract, and uncontrolled secondary glaucoma [27].
Additionally, rhabdomyosarcoma, a small round blue cell tumor, has been reported to arise in a ciliary body medulloepithelioma.
The tumour involved the anterior chamber, ciliary body, choroid and sclera, with extension into the episcleral and orbital soft tissues.