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glial cell

n.
Any of the cells making up the neuroglia, especially the astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia.
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Noun1.glial cell - a cell of the neuroglia
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting 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
microgliacyte - a cell of the microglia that may become phagocytic and collect waste products of nerve tissue
oligodendrocyte - a cell of the oligodendroglia
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Neurohypophysial GCT originated from the pituicytes which are modified as gliocytes of ependymal cell lineage located in the neurohypophysis and pituitary stalk.
In a series of experiments, the researchers found that the generation of new neurons depended on what he calls the "ugly sibling" of the stem cells, the ependymal cell that has long, moving, hair-like cilia that cover its surface.
In a series of experiments, the researchers found that the generation of new neurons depended on what Kuo calls the "ugly sibling" of the stem cells, the ependymal cell that has long, moving, hair-like cilia that cover its surface.
Pneumolysin has been demonstrated in in vitro experiments to cause both inhibition of ependymal ciliary beat frequency, as well as ependymal cell disruption.
The research group has identified a type of stem cell, called an ependymal cell, in the spinal cord.
Identity crisis for adult periventricular neural stem cells: subventricular zone astrocytes, ependymal cells or both?
Consistent SVA IHC staining occurred at the transitional epithelium of the renal pelvis and the urinary bladder (Figure 1, panel D) of 4 piglets; within epithelial cells of the choroid plexus of the cerebrum (8 piglets) and the tongue (5 piglets); and at the ependymal cells of the choroid plexus, vascular endothelium, and the enterocytes of the villi of the small intestine (2 piglets) (Table 2, http://wwwnc.