Definitions for "Amacrine cell"
A neuron type found in the retina. Amacrine cells are lateral interneurons that receive input from bipolar cells and make synapses onto the synaptic terminals of bipolar cells and onto the dendrites of ganglion cells.
A type of neuron seen in the retina.
Amacrine cells are interneurons in the retina which operate at the Inner Plexiform Layer (IPL), the second synaptic retinal layer where bipolar cells and ganglion cells synapse. The cell nuclei of amacrine cells are found in the Inner Nuclear Layer (INL). There are about 40 different types, most lacking axons.