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 (glē′ə, glī′ə)

[Short for neuroglia.]

gli′al (glē′əl, glī′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.glial - of or relating to neuroglia
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ENPNewswire-August 27, 2019--TU Dresden: Breaching the brain's defense causes epilepsy; Scientific study proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies
That sharp pain you feel when poked by a pin might not be felt due to nerve endings, as previously believed, it can be credited to glial cells.
It is a network of glial cells that are also present in nerve cells.A
First, the acid disrupts the natural balance between brain cells by reducing the number of neurons and over-producing glial cells.
Hair and skin take on varying shades of red, brown, black and yellow due to the pigments produced by cells called melanocytes that originate embryonically from cells called neural crest cells, the same cells that can also give rise to neurons and their supporting glial cells.
The histopathological diagnosis of the patients who underwent biopsy due to cerebral intraparenchymal mass was reported as stage IV glial tumor in 14 patients, stage III glial tumor in 1 patient and stage II diffuse glial tumor in 2 patients.
Scientists at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College converted glial cells into functioning neurons by using a combination of just four small molecules.
The focus was on inflammation in the glial cells, which have important roles in the brain and spinal cord.
Preclinical data suggest that inhibition of brain CH24H indirectly reduces glutamatergic signaling via NMDA receptors and modulates glial function and inflammation, which may impact disease pathology and epileptogenesis.
Gliomas contain Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP) and lack collagen, reticulin and fibronectin in their parenchyma, distinguishing them from non-glial neoplasms.
Glial heterotopia is a non-neoplastic, extracranial midline malformation.