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Ganglion cell layer
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Section of retina. (Ganglionic layer labeled at right, third from the top.)
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Gray's subject #225 1016
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MeSH [1]
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Plan of retinal neurons. (Ganglionic layer labeled at left, third from the top.)

The ganglion cell layer (ganglionic layer) is a layer of the retina that consists of retinal ganglion cells.

In the macula lutea, the layer forms several strata.[How to reference and link to summary or text]

The cells are somewhat flask-shaped; the rounded internal surface of each resting on the stratum opticum, and sending off an axon which is prolonged into it.

From the opposite end numerous dendrites extend into the inner plexiform layer, where they branch and form flattened arborizations at different levels.

The ganglion cells vary much in size, and the dendrites of the smaller ones as a rule arborize in the inner plexiform layer as soon as they enter it; while those of the larger cells ramify close to the inner nuclear layer.

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  • Histology at Boston University 07902loa

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.

Sensory system - Visual system - Eye - Retina - edit
Photoreceptor cells (Cone cellRod cell) → (Horizontal cell) → Bipolar cell → (Amacrine cell) → Ganglion cell

Giant retinal ganglion cells | Photosensitive ganglion cell

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