rod cell

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Synonyms for rod cell

a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light

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There- fore, while considering a single photon-rhodopsin interaction as our goal, our first attempt is to study an ensemble of photons at a time impinging on rod cells (in vitro) which cause a conformational change in the rhodopsin to its excited state rhodopsin*.
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Burns and her colleagues studied rod cells in the laboratory and discovered that calcium plays the gatekeeper role.
While rod cells help us see in dim or dark light, and cone cells help us see bright light and color, the loss of cone cells in particular can lead to irreversible blindness.
When using "averted vision" you are using the light sensitivity of those outer-lying rod cells.
If the functional loss in scotopic performance with ageing or disease is indeed due to insufficient vitamin A reaching the rod cells to allow normal photoreceptor function and survival then one possible way to enhance vision would be to provide supplemental vitamin A.
The retina's rod cells absorb blue light for fuzzier monochromatic night vision.
In the lab, the cells were transformed into rod cells that detected light in the retina, and injecting the rods into the backs of the eyes of completely blind rats partially restored their vision, the BBC reported.
To see the shell you need to use averted vision, that is to look to one side of the object rather than straight at it, thereby bringing your light-sensitive rod cells into play.
Their rod cells, used for seeing in low-light conditions, have a visual pigment peaking in the green part of the spectrum (530 nanometers).
A substantial portion of the book is devoted to the rhodopsin-based phototransduction pathway in vertebrate retinal rod cells.
In Swaroop's study, none of the mice's rod cells were working.
their eyes have many rod cells, relatively few cone cells