Muller cell\ˈmyül-ər-, ˈmil-, ˈməl-\ play
Medical Definition of Müller cell
: any of the glial fibers that extend through the entire thickness of the retina and act as a support for the other structures—called also fiber of Müller, sustentacular fiber of Müller
Biographical Note for müller cell
Müller \ˈmuel-ər\ play ,
Heinrich (1820–1864), German anatomist. Müller discovered rhodopsin in 1851. In 1856 with Rudolph A. von Kölliker (1817–1905) he demonstrated that each contraction of a frog's heart produces an electric current. In 1858 he published classic descriptions of three eye muscles: the superior and inferior muscles of the tarsal plate, the muscle that bridges the inferior orbital fissure, and the innermost fibers of the circular portion of the ciliary muscle.
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