retinal ganglion cell

retinal ganglion cell

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Midget cell — A midget cell is one type of retinal ganglion cell. Midget cells originate in the ganglion cell layer of the retina, and project to the parvocellular layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). The axons of midget cells travel through the… …   Wikipedia

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