Photosensitive chromoprotein in the retinal rods which is bleached by light, allowing stimulation of retinal sensory endings. Also known as: visual purple. See also: scotopsin; visual cycle.

RHODOPSIN: "Balanced rhodopsin levels are crucial to low-light vision."
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