Eye Discharges · PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute
Rheum (/ˈruːm /; from Greek: ῥεῦμα, rheuma , a flowing, rheum) is thin mucus naturally discharged as a watery substance from the eyes, nose or mouth during sleep (cf. mucopurulent discharge). Rheum dries and gathers as a crust in the corners of the eyes or mouth, on the eyelids, or under the nose. Also called “goobers” and “boogers”.
November 20, 2013