MÑŒller fibers

MÑŒller fibers
1. fibrae circulares musculi ciliaris. 2. elongated neuroglial cells traversing all the layers of the retina and forming its most important supporting element; called also sustentacular f's, cells of MÑŒller, radial cells of MÑŒller, and retinal gliocytes.

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  • Mullerian fibers — Mullerian M[ u]l*le ri*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Johannes M[ u]ller. [1913 Webster] {M[ u]llerian ducts} (Anat.), a pair of embryonic ducts which give rise to the genital passages in the female, but disappear in the male …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fibrae circulares musculi ciliaris — [TA] circular fibers of ciliary muscle: the most internal fibers of the ciliary muscle that form a discrete portion of the ciliary muscle and extend around the apex of the ciliary body close to the root of the iris. Called also MÑŒller fibers or… …   Medical dictionary

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  • ganglion cell layer of retina — a layer of the stratum nervosum retinae, situated between the inner plexiform layer and the nerve fiber layer, consisting essentially of the ganglion cells of the retina, and containing also the MÑŒller fibers, neuroglia, and branches of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • internal limiting membrane — 1. the basal lamina of the MÑŒller fibers in the retina; it is the layer of the stratum nervosum retinae located just internal to the nerve fiber layer and separates the inner, conical ends of the cells from the vitreous body. Called also inner… …   Medical dictionary

  • sustentacular tissue — a non nervous structure of the retina composed of its MÑŒller fibers …   Medical dictionary

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