Tears are secretions that clean and lubricate the eyes. Lacrimation or lachrymation (from Latin lacrima, meaning "tear") is the production or shedding of tears.

Strong emotions such as sorrow or elation, awe, pleasure, irritation of the eyes, laughing, and yawning may lead to an increased production of tears, or crying.

Read more about Tears:  Physiology, Drainage of Tear Film, Types, Diseases and Disorders, Social Aspects, Chemicals in Tears

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