retinaldehyde ret·i·nal·de·hyde (rět’n-āl’də-hīd’)
A yellow to orange aldehyde that is a derivative of vitamin A and acts in the retina to form the visual pigments of the rods and cones. Also called retinal, retinene1.
- Retinaldehyde isomerase
retinaldehyde isomerase n. See retinal isomerase.
- Retinal detachment
retinal detachment n. See detachment of retina.
- Retinal isomerase
retinal isomerase n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of the trans form of retinaldehyde to 11-cis retinal, a reaction that is important to the regeneration of the visual pigments. Also called retinaldehyde isomerase.
- Retinal rivalry
noun 1. (psychol) another name for binocular rivalry