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By N. Mei (auth.), Professor Dr. David Ottoson, Professor Dr. Hansjochem Autrum, Professor Dr. Edward R. Perl, Professor Dr. Robert

The research of the practical association of the 1st synapse of the centripetal visible pathway on the outer plexiform layer point (OPL) needs to be made during the program of mixed histological, electrophysiological, and neurochemical innovations. a large number of new facts has been accumu­ lated long ago twenty years at the constitution of the retina and at the electric responses of retinal cells to gentle stimulus. additionally, lately, many ingredients regarded as neurotransmitters within the mind were present in the retina. The objective of the research of retinal functionality is to combine the information got by means of structural and electrophysiological recommendations and to spot and ensure the function performed by way of neurotransmitters or neuromodulators within the functionality of the retina. during this learn it is very important discover the morphological and biochemical diversi­ ty displayed through the visible cells within the vertebrate retina which, based on Cresci­ telli (1972), has been produced "through the interplay of normal choice with range within the photic environment." The facts bought indicates that bipolar and particularly horizontal cells, heavily relating to visible cells, exhibit morphologi­ cal and doubtless biochemical changes between sessions, genus, or even species in accordance with the photic surroundings. those variations provide peculiarities to the association of the OPL, which has to be taken under consideration whilst learning a par­ ticular retina with electrophysiological or neurochemical techniques.

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