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Descriptor English: Macula Lutea
Descriptor Spanish: Mácula Lútea
Descriptor Portuguese: Macula Lutea
Descriptor French: Macula
Entry term(s): Lutea, Macula
Luteas, Macula
Macula Luteas
Tree number(s): A09.371.729.522
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008266
Scope note: An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Annotation: a depression on the retina; macular dis: coord IM with RETINAL DISEASES (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 8438
Unique ID: D008266
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/28
Macula Lutea - Preferred
Concept UI M0012873
Scope note An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Preferred term Macula Lutea
Entry term(s) Lutea, Macula
Luteas, Macula
Macula Luteas



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