Term: retinal ganglion cell axon guidance
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Name: retinal ganglion cell
Synonyms: gangliocyte, RGC
Definition: The set of neurons that receives neural inputs via bipolar, horizontal and amacrine cells. The axons of these cells make up the optic nerve.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009310]
Name: axon guidance
Synonyms: axon chemotaxis, axon growth cone guidance, axon pathfinding
Definition: The chemotaxis process that directs the migration of an axon growth cone to a specific target site in response to a combination of attractive and repulsive cues.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0007411]   QuickGO   AmiGO