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Fovea Centralis MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Fovea Centralis
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a pit in the macula lutea of the retina
Scope Note
An area approximately 1.5 millimeters in diameter within the macula lutea where the retina thins out greatly because of the oblique shifting of all layers except the pigment epithelium layer. It includes the sloping walls of the fovea (clivus) and contains a few rods in its periphery. In its center (foveola) are the cones most adapted to yield high visual acuity, each cone being connected to only one ganglion cell. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MACULA LUTEA 1975-90
Online Note
search MACULA LUTEA 1968-74
History Note
91(75); was see under MACULA LUTEA 1975-90
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