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Any of a group of star-shaped cells that have long processes extending out in all directions and are components of the neuroglia, providing support for neurons in the central nervous system and playing a variety of roles in synaptic transmission.

as′tro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Physiology) relating to astrocytes or star-shaped neuroglial cells
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Adj.1.astrocytic - of or relating to or containing large star-shaped cells in the neuroglia
neurology - the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system
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Frequent ATRX mutations and loss of expression in adult diffuse astrocytic tumors carrying IDH1/IDH2 and TP53 mutations.
Despite the importance of some of these proteins in calcium homeostasis, there is a lack of studies showing how astrocytic calcium metabolism is regulated under stress conditions.
Hubbard et al.'s study, by studying reactive astrocytic response (GFAP), apoptosis, cleaved caspase-3 expression, and microglial activation, both in traumatic brain injury and in mild brain injury, and by comparing with the control group, we can explain the organism responses.
Differentiated cultures under both treatment conditions were also weakly immunopositive for the astrocytic marker GFAP.
Around 60% of patients may develop the condition sporadically [3], and therefore asymptomatic patients should be fully investigated including an MRI brain due to the risk of intracranial paraventricular subependymal astrocytic nodules and giant astrocytic hamartomas [7].
In addition, small foci with astrocytic or neuronal (ganglion cell) features were also present.
Neuronal NR2B-containing NMDA receptor mediates spinal astrocytic c-Jun N-terminal kinase activation in a rat model of neuropathic pain.
Thus, [PGE.sub.2] is both an inflammatory mediator and a promoter of extracellular gliotransmission via astrocytic EP receptors [46] (Figure 1(b)).
Astrocytic tumours were completely correlated histologically in present study with an average of 95%.
In accordance with the NMO-IgG staining pattern originally described on cerebellum tissue sections, strong staining of the astrocytic end feet adjacent to the piamater and the microvasculature was found(Figures1 and 2).