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External limiting membrane

External limiting membrane
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Latin membrana limitans externa
Dorlands
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Anatomical terminology

The external limiting membrane (or outer limiting membrane) is one of the ten distinct layers of the retina of the eye. It has a network-like structure and is situated at the bases of the rods and cones.

Additional images

Rods and cones
Section of retina. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at right, third from the bottom.)
Plan of retinal neurons. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at left, second from the bottom.)

See also

External links

  • Histology image: 07902loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University
  • http://www.med.uiuc.edu/histo/small/atlas/objects/126.htm
  • Slide at uc.edu
  • http://www.kumc.edu/instruction/medicine/anatomy/histoweb/eye_ear/eye12.htm
  • http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/Curriculum/VM8054/EYE/RETINA.HTM


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