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Related to photoreception: Photoreceptors, chemoreception, mechanoreception


The detection, absorption, and use of light, as for vision in animals or phototropism and photosynthesis in plants.

pho′to·re·cep′tive adj.


(Biology) biology the absorption of light and its use for biological purposes such as vision in animals and photosynthesis in plants


(ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən)

the physiological perception of light.
pho`to•re•cep′tive, adj.
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Light during darkness and cancer: Relationships in circadian photoreception and tumor biology.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive examination of photosensitivity in this well-studied xiphosuran that may provide key insights into photoreception in euchelicerates and the evolution of photosensitivity among chelicerates and arthropods in general.
Biological effects of light are called also the non-visual effects of light, related to the human circadian photoreception.
Turner, "Blue-blocking IOLs decrease photoreception without providing significant photoprotection," Survey of Ophthalmology, vol.
The assumption here is that LEDs emit more blue light; but once again, the new study shows a strong correlation between CCT and stimulation of the specialized non visual eye cells that play a major role in the circadian photoreception system.
Cryptochrome: the second photoactive pigment in the eye and its role in circadian photoreception.
Processes such as photosynthesis, photoreception and bioluminescence are initiated by photoexcitation followed by the evolution of the system with splitting of the nuclear
Inquiries into the human visual system have occurred for centuries, and in the last hundred years, numerical quantifications that describe photoreception for vision were established.
present 41 chapters contributed by ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other medical specialists from North America, Europe, and Brazil who describe the physiology of the eye, including direction of gaze, nutrition and protection, photoreception, visual processing, perception and non-perceptive vision, and development and deprivation of vision.
Circadian Photoreception in the retinally degenerate mouse (rd/rd).