rod outer segment


rod outer segment

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Outer segment disc shedding — The retina contains two types of photoreceptors – rods and cones. There are about 6 7 million cones that provide color vision to the eye, and they are very concentrated in a central spot in the retina, called the macula. However, the rods are… …   Wikipedia

  • outer segment — the portion of a retinal rod or cone that is between the inner segment and the pigmented epithelium. This part of a cone is cone shaped; this part of a rod is cylindrical and contains rhodopsin …   Medical dictionary

  • Rod cell — NOTOC Infobox neuron neuron name = Rod cell image neuron = Fig retine.png caption neuron = Cross section of the retina. Rods are visible at far right. location = Retina function = Low light photoreceptor neurotranmitter = Glutamate morphology =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rod — /rod/, n. a male given name, form of Roderick or Rodney. * * * (as used in expressions) Carew Rod eccentric and rod mechanism hot rod * * * ▪ measurement       old English measure of distance equal to 16.5 feet (5.029 metres), with variations… …   Universalium

  • rod — rodless, adj. rodlike, adj. /rod/, n., v., rodded, rodding. n. 1. a stick, wand, staff, or the like, of wood, metal, or other material. 2. a straight, slender shoot or stem of any woody plant, whether still growing or cut from the plant. 3. See… …   Universalium

  • Outer nuclear layer — Section of retina. (Outer nuclear layer labeled at right, fourth from the bottom.) …   Wikipedia

  • Outer plexiform layer — Section of retina. (Outer plexiform layer labeled at right, sixth from the top.) …   Wikipedia

  • retinal rod — Major photoreceptor cell of vertebrate retina (about 125 million in a human eye). Columnar cells (about 40 m m long, 1 m m diameter) having three distinct regions: a region adjacent to, and synapsed with, the neural layer of the retina contains… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • inner segment — the portion of a retinal rod or cone that is between the external limiting layer and the outer segment; this part is usually thicker on a cone than on a rod …   Medical dictionary

  • ROSP — rod outer segment protein …   Medical dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.