glial cell


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glial cell

n.
Any of the cells making up the neuroglia, especially the astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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They discovered that these stem cells behaved like a glial cell under these conditions.
Researchers observed greater glial cell activation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients compared with people who did not have fibromyalgia.
This type of glial cell is involved in the buffering of extracellular [K.sup.+], regulating neurotransmitter release [24], forming the blood-brain barrier, releasing growth factors, and the regulation of complex brain mechanisms, such as sleep homeostasis [25] and memory [26-28], among other functions.
After 60 days, glial cell hyperplasia and neuronal apoptosis were examined with hematoxylin and eosin and the TUNEL method; the expression levels of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), Bax, and Bcl-2 were measured using immunohistochemistry (IH) by the streptavidin peroxidase conjugated method.
The company's approach uses the glial cell's natural ability to repair and support nerve cells in the CNS.
Both data were consistent with an earlier finding that the increase of glial cell population (inflammatory response) occurred after SAH brain injury.
The most common type of glial cell in the eye of mammals is the Muller glial (MG) cell.
In this study, we found one of the distinct cases of potential interstitial glial cell support, in which each neuronal cell body in the brain tissue (except the globuli cells) is ensheathed by multiple layers of membrane.
The PVA and Keratin blended nanofibrous scaffold was prepared and characterized using various analytical instruments and the neural cell response towards the fabricated scaffold was evaluated with glial cell line.
Antidepressants increase glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor production through monoamine-independent activation of protein tyrosine kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase in glial cells.
The effect of antifibrinolytics on glial cell morphology was determined in cultures in which plasmin was generated in situ from plasminogen.
The adult mammalian retina consists of six types of neurons and a Muller glial cell. These cell types develop in one of two distinct phases: primarily in utero ("early-born") or primarily after birth ("late-born").