TITLE

photoreceptor

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1663
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "photoreceptor" is presented. Photoreceptor refers to the sensory nerve endings or cells that are capable of being stimulated by light. In humans, these include the rods and cones of the retina. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21240791

 

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