cells that regulate concentrations of chemicals that affect neuron signaling and perform other important functions in the brain.
Non-neuronal cells of the nervous system that perform supportive functions.
l cells or glia: support cells in the brain; There are about ten times as many glial cells as neurons in the brain. Little attention has been paid to them, but now researchers are beginning to think they are more important than realized. The name is derived from the Latin word for 'glue'. The most common glia are astrocytes; other glia in the brain are oligodendroglia.
Greek = glue, hence, an adhesive connective tissue.
Support cells of the nervous system that do not transmit signals like the neurons, but rather help support and maintain the nerve cells.
support cells in the CNS
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
referring to a type of cell in the nervous system that functions to 'support' neurons; nourishment is provided by astrocytes; infections are fought by microglia and astrocytes - these same types of glial cells respond to brain damage and remove dead cells and debris; myelin is made by oligodendroglia and wraps around axons.
These are the support cells of the central nervous system. While they do not carry out the brain's functions as the neurons do, they may play a role in maintaining the health of the neurons, and my be involved in a variety of neurological disorders.
The major support cells of the brain. These cells are involved in the nutrition and maintenance of the nerve cells.
Nerve-helper cells that provide structural support, nourishment and protection for neurons. Members of the glia family are oligodendrocytes (oligodendria), astroglia cells (astrocytes), ependymal cells and microglia cells. Glia form scar tissue at the site of a spinal cord injury and pose both a physical and - because they produce several types of growth inhibiting molecules - a chemical barrier to regenerating axons.
Cells in nervous system which are not neurons, but serve various support functions (e.g., provide myelin for axons, clean up after cell damage or death, etc.). Some evidence indicates that certain types of glia (esp. astrocytes) may serve information-processing roles as well.
These are specialized cells that nourish, support and complement the activity of neurons in the brain. Actrocytes are the most common and appear to play a key role in regulating the amount of neurotransmitter in the synapse by taking up excess neurotransmitter. Oligodendrocytes are those glia that specialize to form the myelin sheath around many axonal projections.
Specialized cells that nourish and support neurons.
supportive tissue of the brain. There are three types of glial tissue: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia. Glial cells do not conduct electrical impulses, as opposed to neurons.
the supporting cells if the CNS
supportive cells in the brain and spinal cord. Glial cells are the most abundant cell types in the central nervous system. There are three types: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. glutamate - an excitatory neurotransmitter.
Also called neuroglia; supportive cells of the nervous system that make up the blood-brain barrier, provide nutrients and oxygen to the vital neurons, and protect the neurons from infection, toxicity, and trauma. [Examples of glia include oligodendroglia, astrocytes, and microglia].
Glia refers to glial cells or neuroglia, the special connective tissue of the central nervous system.
Non-neural support cells of the nervous system.
Another term for neuroglia.
Means "glue." The cells of your brain that are not neurons or blood vessel cells. These cells help to hold the rest of your brain cells together.
Cells that surround nerve cells and are essential for their growth and survival and for providing the insulation (myelination) of nerve fibers.
Supporting tissue that is intermingled with the essential elements of nervous tissue especially in the brain and spinal cord.
Neuroglia; supporting cells of the nervous system