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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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Other important functions of the vitreous body are metabolism and the regulation of intraocular oxygen through ascorbate concentration [12].
In the recent years, bioengineering studies using rabbit models have shown promising results in a capsular artificial vitreous body made from elastomer rubber with a valve system full of SO or a balanced solution [40].
Increased levels of TNF-[alpha] has also been found in the vitreous body of patients with T2DM and PDR as compared with the control group [119].
Serious complications, with about 0.05% frequency, encompass the intraocular inflammation, retinal detachment, damage to the lens, or hemorrhage into the vitreous body. However, ongoing energetic studies in many centers around the world suggest that most probably in the near future we will achieve therapeutic success in preventing loss of sight in DM patients.
The vitreous body and the retina were dissected from the posterior half of the eyeball.
The vitreous body is a very important intraocular element not only because of its optical role but also due to its significant role in the pathogenesis and treatment of the conditions affecting the adjacent tissue or the whole eye.
A 5.12-fold increase of total VEGF protein expression was detected in ROP patients' vitreous body compared to control group.{Figure 1}
Relatively long period after closed globe injuries may be explained by the fact that the vitreous body in young individuals is well-formed and posterior hyaloid not detached from the retina.
However, our understanding of the role of the vitreous body itself in this spectrum of disease has been neglected.
tried to evaluate the impact of the vitreous body and the extent of its degeneration in eyes with vitreomacular traction (VMT) and macular hole (MH), showing that the eyes with VMT and MH demonstrated earlier stages of vitreous degeneration when compared to the control eyes, despite significantly greater age.
Measurement of Cytokine Levels in the Vitreous Body. We measured the levels of VEGF, MCP-1, IL-6, and ICAM1 in vitreous body at 1,7, and 14 days after laser, following the methods of Arimura et al.
However, the effects of vitreous body and vitrectomy on PCO progression after cataract surgery are still unknown.