amacrine cell

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am·a·crine cell

a nerve cell with short branching dendrites but believed to lack an axon; R. Cajal described and named such cells in the retina.

amacrine cell

A modified nerve cell in the retina that has dendrites but no axon.
See: neuron
See also: cell


without long processes.

amacrine cell
a branched retinal nerve cell without an axon.
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A double-label analysis demonstrating the non-coexistence of tyrosine hydroxylase-like and GABA-like immunoreactivities in amacrine cells of the larval tiger salamander retina.
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.
The researchers observed that many of the progenitor cells arising from the dividing Muller glia cells died within the first week after their production, but those that managed to turn into amacrine cells survived for at least 30 days.
In the retina, acetylcholine is an excitatory transmitter produced by a subset of amacrine cells noted for their 'starburst' morphology.
Further evidence against the requirement for cholinergic amacrine cells in the retina for regulation of ocular growth comes from destruction of chick retinal amacrine cells with quisqualic acid, or ethylcholine mustard aziridinium (ECMA).