macroglia


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macroglia

(ˌmækrəʊˈɡlɪə)
n
(Biology) one of the two types of non-nervous tissue (glia) found in the central nervous system: includes astrocytes. Compare microglia
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Noun1.macroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cellsmacroglia - tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial 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
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In the central nervous system, the main cellular source of IL-1[beta] under stress conditions is activated microglia, with a consequent upregulation of the cytokine in macroglia as well [25].
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