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dark adaptation
medical dictionary

The adjustment of the eye occurring under reduced illumination in which the sensitivity to light is greatly increased or the light threshold is greatly reduced.

Dark adaptation is slower than light adaptation. During dark adaptation rhodopsin is built up in the retinal rods.

(12 Dec 1998)

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