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amacrine

 [am´ah-krĭn]
without long processes.

am·a·crine

(ahm'ă-krin),
1. A cell or structure lacking a long, fibrous process.
See also: amacrine cell.
2. Denoting such a cell or structure.
See also: amacrine cell.
[G. a- priv. + makros, long, + is (in-), fiber]

amacrine

/am·a·crine/ (am´ah-krēn)
1. without long processes.
2. see under cell.

am·a·crine

(am'ă-krēn)
1. A cell or structure lacking a long, fibrous process.
2. Denoting such a cell or structure.
[G. a- priv. + makros, long, + is (in-), fiber]

amacrine

without long processes.

amacrine cell
a branched retinal nerve cell without an axon.
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Colocalization of GABA-immunoreactivity in neuropeptide- and monoamine-containing amacrine cells in the retina of Bufo marinus.
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The density of choline acetyl-transferase-IR (ChAT-IR), [gamma]-aminobutyric acid-IR, and Disabled-1-IR (Dabl glycinergic AII) amacrine cells in control central INL was 1.
Disabled-1 is expressed in type All amacrine cells in the mouse retina.
This was puzzling, because in chicks amacrine cells are the primary retinal cells that are regenerated after injury," Reh said.
They injected a substance into the retina to eliminate ganglion cells, a type of nerve cell found near the surface of the retina, and amacrine cells.
Soon some of the general cells changed into amacrine cells, and the researchers detected their presence by checking for chemicals produced only by amacrine cells.
Dopamine is produced by a subset of amacrine cells in the retina and generally functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter.
Glucagon-containing amacrine cells of the chick retina have been found to respond differentially to the direction (plus or minus) of defocus within two hours of either positive or negative lens wear.
In the retina, acetylcholine is an excitatory transmitter produced by a subset of amacrine cells noted for their 'starburst' morphology.