astroglia


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Related to astroglia: neuroglia
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Noun1.astroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cellsastroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells
glia, 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
astrocyte - comparatively large neuroglial cell
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Astroglia are the most abundant type of glial cells, also called astrocytes, in the human brain [41].
Cells called astroglia help regulate blood flow, provide energy to nearby cells and even influence message movement between nerve cells.
Objective: In the past decade, astroglia have emerged as an active and critical partner in neural circuit communication in the brain, in health and disease.
This ongoing inflammatory process was present in different areas of the brain and produced by cells known as microglia and astroglia," said Pardo.
Of note, GFAP may be focally positive, which has been interpreted as reactive astroglia.