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Sustentacular fibres of retina

Definition
noun
The fine fibres that make up the supporting framework of the retina in many animals and humans. These radially-arranged fine fibers are comprised of sustentacular cells, and span through the thickness of the retina, from the internal to the external limiting membranes.
Supplement
The fibers form a dense, continuous meshwork that support the different layers of nervous elements in the retina.
Variant(s):

Synonym(s):

  • fiber of Muller
  • Müller’s fibres
  • Müller’s radial cells
  • circular fibres
  • fibrae circulares
  • Muller’s muscle
  • Muller cell


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