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Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells

"Retinal Rod 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 in the peripheral retina, with density increases radially away from the FOVEA CENTRALIS. Being much more sensitive to light than the RETINAL CONE CELLS, the rod cells are responsible for twilight vision (at scotopic intensities) as well as peripheral vision, but provide no color discrimination.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 157 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2005 and 2008
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