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Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells

"Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Photosensitive afferent neurons located primarily within the FOVEA CENTRALIS of the MACULA LUTEA. There are three major types of cone cells (red, blue, and green) with photopigments of different spectral sensitivity curves. Retinal cone cells operate in daylight vision (at photopic intensities) providing color recognition and central visual acuity.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 135 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2012
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.