Term: retinal ganglion cell axon terminus
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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 terminus
Synonyms: axon terminal, axon terminal specialization, motor endplate, nerve ending
Definition: Terminal inflated portion of the axon, containing the specialized apparatus necessary to release neurotransmitters. The axon terminus is considered to be the whole region of thickening and the terminal button is a specialized region of it.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0043679]   QuickGO   AmiGO