rod cell


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Noun1.rod cell - a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
visual cell - one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
retinal purple, rhodopsin, visual purple - a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
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杆体細胞桿体細胞
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A single-photon avalanche photodiode (APD) confirms single photon production and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) is triggered to divert the idler photon through an optical fiber interfaced with the rod cell. Thus, the point is that if the APD does not detect a single photon, signal photon, then the AOM is not activated for further interaction with rod cell (see Fig.
But that can be explained by the fact that more than 90 percent of photons that enter the front of the eye never reach the sensitive light-detecting rod cell. The photons are either absorbed or reflected by other parts of the eye.
In darkness, the rod cell plasmalemma is depolarized and the rods secrete neurotransmitters.
This particular tie rod cell had experienced ongoing problems with the original marking system, which consisted of two marking heads being controlled by one CPU (central processing unit) at each station.
Ali plans to try implanting rod cell precursors made from stem cells.
Two or more types of cone cells work together to sense color in abundant light, and a single type of rod cell detects light more sensitively, but only in black and white.
Such experiments demonstrate that exposing the inner surface of the rod cell the channels to open, but calcium does not have this effect.
Surprisingly, their rod cells had evolved and produced several opsins that helped them distinguish color in the dark!
In darkness, vertebrates detect the few available light particles with their light-sensitive rod cells, which contain only a single type of the photopigment rhodopsin -- explaining why nearly all vertebrates are color-blind at night.
In the darkness, vertebrates detect the few available light particles with their light-sensitive rod cells, which contain only a single type of the photopigment rhodopsin, explaining why nearly all vertebrates are colour-blind at night.
The rod cells in the retina allow us to see in dim light and provide peripheral vision.
Rod cells are the eye's most sensitive cells and they allow us to see in very dim light.