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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 of or relating to photoreception
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But because the eye is naturally exposed to light, it's the perfect venue for a trial like this one, which seeks to switch the photoreceptive burden from the compromised rods and cones to ganglion cells deeper in the retina.
Modified Volvox channelrhodopsin-1 (mVChR1), developed by Professor Hiroshi Tomita, at present on the Faculty of Engineering in Iwate University, and his colleagues, is an engineered photoreceptive ion channel with the capability to respond to broad wavelengths of lights, created by modifying channelrhodopsins) found in green algae.
The active substance in GLIOLAN, aminolevulinic acid (ALA), is a photoreceptive compound which is absorbed by cells in the body, where it is converted by enzymes into fluorescent chemicals, particularly protoporphyrin IX (PPIX).
A median third eye: pineal gland retraces evolution of vertebrate photoreceptive organs.
These cells (known as "intrinsically photoreceptive retinal ganglion cells") send information about light intensity to the brain centers that are responsible for coordinating circadian rhythms to patterns of light and dark.
I suffer with an incurable eye condition--retinitis pigmentosa--which, as you know, is a breakdown of the photoreceptive cells.
If the trajectory of technology is one in which ever-higher definition leads to a world of increasingly zombified representation--where grids of tinier and tinier pixels diverge increasingly from our own eyes' photoreceptive structure--then Atkins's art asks what kind of site the living (looking, thinking, feeling) body might now be.
Its relatively large size and simple architecture offer the opportunity to study the process of the acquisition of photoreceptive function during development.
The PDE-6 class of enzymes are found in the photoreceptive cells (i.
It functions on a photoreceptive basis, causing different levels of melatonin production depending on light intensity.
More specifically, melanopsin is found in a subtype of intrinsically photoreceptive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) (Berson et al.