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Introduction: Neuroglia

Description of Neuroglia

Neuroglia: sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Neuroglia: The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.
Source: MeSH 2007

Neuroglia: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Neuroglia

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The following terms can be used for Neuroglia

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Hierarchical classifications of Neuroglia

The following list attempts to classify Neuroglia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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