NLM Logo

Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.850.625.670.650
A08.675.650.915.937.670.650
A08.800.950.937.670.650
A09.371.729.831.625.670.650
A11.671.650.850.625.670.650
A11.671.650.915.937.670.650
Unique ID
D017948
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017948
Scope Note
Photosensitive afferent neurons located in the peripheral retina, with their 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.
Entry Version
RETINAL ROD PHOTORECEPT CELLS
Entry Term(s)
Photoreceptors, Rod
Retinal Rod
Retinal Rod Cell
Retinal Rod Cells
Retinal Rod Photoreceptor
Retinal Rod Photoreceptors
Rod Photoreceptor Cells
Rod Photoreceptors
Rods (Retina)
Previous Indexing
Photoreceptors (1971-1993)
Rods and Cones (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
2009; see RODS (RETINA) 1994-2008
History Note
2009 (1994)
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/16
Revision Date
2015/07/09
Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells Preferred
Retinal Rod Cell Narrower
page delivered in 0.155s