An epiretinal membrane is a thin sheet of tissue that can grow on the macula, according to the Eye Institute. It can lead to vision issues due to its film-like consistency. More » Science Human Anatomy

The macula has the highest concentration of cones in the eye. Most of the detailed vision comes through the work of the macula. More » Science Human Anatomy

The macula is a small and highly sensitive part of the retina that is responsible for sharp central vision needed to do daily tasks such as reading, driving and distinguishing colors or details. The macula is about five ... More » Science Human Anatomy
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An epiretinal membrane over the macular area means that scar tissue has developed of the macula of the eye, according to the National Institutes of Health. The macula is the center of the retina and is responsible for th... More » Health Vision

The membrane lining the medullary canal is called the endosteum membrane. It plays an important role in the healing of fractures by creating new cells necessary for the bone to fuse. More » Science Human Anatomy

Another term for the eardrum is the tympanic membrane, which is the scientific term for the eardrum. The tympanic membrane is a circular layer of tissue that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. It is incredibly ... More » Science Human Anatomy

The resting membrane potential of a cell is maintained by the sodium-potassium pump and is possible because the membrane itself is not very permeable to ions. The sodium-potassium pump uses the energy stored in ATP to pu... More » Science Human Anatomy