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Macula Lutea
MeSH HeadingMacula Lutea
Tree NumberA09.371.729.522
Annotationa depression on the retina; macular dis: coord IM with RETINAL DISEASES (IM)
Scope NoteAn oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Allowable QualifiersAB AH BS CH CY DE EM EN GD IM IN IR ME MI PA PH PP PS RA RE RI SE SU TR UL US VI
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD008266


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Sense Organs [A09]
   Eye [A09.371]
      Retina [A09.371.729]
Blood-Retinal Barrier [A09.371.729.055]
Fundus Oculi [A09.371.729.313]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeMacula Lutea [A09.371.729.522]
Fovea Centralis [A09.371.729.522.436]
Optic Disk [A09.371.729.690]
Retinal Neurons [A09.371.729.831]  +
Retinal Pigment Epithelium [A09.371.729.887]

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