Amacrine Cells

  • Published27 Aug 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.

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Image "Starburst Amacrine Cells" by Z. Jimmy Zhou, JNeurosci 1998

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