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Visual Cycle in Retinal Rods


The processing of visual information begins in the retina with the detection of light by photoreceptor cells. In humans, two types of photoreceptors in the retina mediate the light response: the rods which mediate vision in dim light and the cones which mediate bright light and color vision. Humans have one rod and three cones for long, medium- and short-waves. Rhodopsin is the photosensitive pigmen[...]




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