BIPOLAR CELL

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n. a type of neuron having two extensions: the axon and the dendron. Functionally, it is a specialized sensory neuron responsbile for transmitting special senses such as vision, hearing, smell, and taste. Compare unipolar neuron- also multipolar neuron.

BIPOLAR CELL: "A bipolar cell is a neuron that can be found along sensory pathways of the retina of the eye and the ganglia of cranial nerve VIII (vestibulocochlear nerve)."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BIPOLAR CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bipolar-cell/ (accessed December 2, 2021).

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