Talk:Giant retinal ganglion cells

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Bad name change![edit]

Why in the world was the name of this article changed from Giant retinal ganglion cells? And without any discussion here!

It is the cells which are "giants", surely! What is a giant retina?

The new name is ungrammatical; it needs to be changed back. - Hordaland (talk) 02:49, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Right, there is no "giant retina", just as there is no "giant retinal". And I am afraid, there is no such official type of cell as "Giant retinal ganglion cells" [1]. There is nothing wrong to revert.Biophys (talk) 03:07, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for responding. The word retina is a noun. Cells in the retina are retinal cells; that's how the adjective is formed. Never mind that the word retinal also can be a noun meaning something else altogether.
There are countless papers referring to retinal cells. I can cite some if you like.
But it looks like the article has its old (correct) name back. Now I'm confused. Will check again tomorrow. - Hordaland (talk) 03:20, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
First of all, you are very welcome to revert my edits without even asking. That NeuroLex provides a kind of official classification for neurons. I checked nomenclature here [1], and it was ... different from NeuroLex, but none of them includes "Giant retinal ganglion cells". If you could help with classification of cells (see List of distinct cell types in the adult human body), that would be terrific.Biophys (talk) 03:59, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Searching Google Scholar on "Giant retinal ganglion cells" (with quotation marks) gets 38 hits. On regular Google it gets 1,490 hits.Zyxwv99 (talk) 22:18, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  1. ^ Vickaryous MK, Hall BK, Human cell type diversity, evolution, development, and classification with special reference to cells derived from the neural crest, BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, Volume: 81, Pages: 425-455, 2006