- ganglion cell of retina
- retinal ganglion
- Neurons of the innermost layer of the retina, the internal plexiform layer. They are of variable sizes and shapes, and their axons project via the optic nerve to the brain. A small subset of these cells act as photoreceptors with projections to the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the center for regulating circadian rhythm.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Cells of the innermost nuclear layer of the retina, the ganglion cell layer, which project axons through the optic nerve to the brain.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.