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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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While the embryonic brain glial progenitors generate this cellular diversity, In the adult brain progenitor competence becomes restricted to generation of few cell types.
Instead of developing into motor neurons like the others, some of their progeny, or offspring, became glial cells.
The prominent American transgender neuroscientist Ben Barres, known for his work with glial cells, the majority of brain cells that are not nerve cells, died Wednesday at the age of 63 years.
synuclein in oligodendrocytes, where it forms glial cytoplasmic inclusions killing neurons and glial cells.
The company's approach uses the glial cell's natural ability to repair and support nerve cells in the CNS.
5,10 There has been a tremendous progress in evaluation of various genetic pathways responsible for glial tumours.
We assessed serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), neurotrophin (NT)-3, and NT-4/5 in patients with active TR, before and after TR treatment.
The retina at the back of the eye contains many types of cell, including the retinal neurons that process visual images and help us to see, and support cells called glial cells.
Nathan has a type of tumour called a glioma, which develops from the glial cells that support the nerve cells of the brain.
Glial cells (the helpers) have seemed less interesting.
In addition, as a glial function, the multi-layer membranes and the epithelial support cells may be required for physicochemical homeostatic regulation to filter toxic heavy metals and for inhibiting breakdown of glial membrane integrity under strong oxidative stress imposed by hypoxia in the hydro-thermal vent environment.
Recent research has uncovered the very active role that glial cells play in nervous system development, function, and disease.