One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small nerve cell within the retina which has dendrites but no axon.
- ‘The best-studied amacrine cell synapses are those made onto ganglion cells and the feedback synapses made onto bipolar cells.’
- ‘One of the major objectives of our work is to understand how the function of amacrine cell synapses is modulated.’
- ‘Its pathogenesis is thought to involve cone and amacrine cell dysfunction in the retina.’
- ‘Interestingly, our results indicate that signalling through different pathways can have convergent effects on amacrine cell function.’
Early 20th century: from a- ‘not’ + Greek makros ‘large’ + is, in- ‘sinew or strip’.
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