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 (no͝o-rŏg′lē-ə, nyo͝o-, no͝or′ə-glē′ə, -glī′-, nyo͝or′-)
The supportive tissue of the nervous system, including the network of branched cells in the central nervous system (astrocytes, microglia, and oligodendrocytes) and the supporting cells of the peripheral nervous system (Schwann cells and satellite cells). Also called glia.

[neuro- + Medieval Greek glia, glue; see zoogloea.]

neu·rog′li·al adj.


(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to neuroglia
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Adj.1.neuroglial - relating to or consisting of neuroglia; "neuroglial tissue"
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Through the careful study of chromatin topology and transcriptional networks that are ultimately crucially linked to innate differences in early developmental programs as well as neuroglial progenitor programs found in the adult, the stage is set to study and finally understand the environmental and/or microenvironmental agents that work with these factors in tandem with inherited genetic susceptibilities to spark the ignition of early glioma formation (Figure 4).
A subset of neuroglial cells exhibited immunoreactivity for markers such as NOGOA, OI, 02 and CNPase (Fig.
Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME), a microvascular complication which is caused by the breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier, promotes neuroglial dysfunction and concomitant visual disturbance.
Neurodegenerative conditions associated with the diverse neurological and psychiatric disorders impair neural integrity, neuroglial plasticity and CNS homeostasis (Dawbarn and Allen, 2003).
Our work not only reveals Cx30 as a key determinant of glial synapse coverage, but also extends the classical model of neuroglial interactions in which astrocytes are generally considered as extrasynaptic elements indirectly regulating neurotransmission.
In addition to directly causing apoptotic cell death in the brain, oxidative stress products induce a profound inflammatory response characterised by neuroglial activation [24].
The main difficulty of the neuroscientists is the prejudice to study only the neuronal, neuroglial and neurotransmitters structure.
immunoglobulins) do not have any effect on neuroglial activation because these drugs are not able to act on the central nervous system's (CNS) innate immune system disturbances.
8) And it is not just the neurons which are different--humans also have a unique class of neuroglial (the astrocytes) which are now known to modulate synaptic activity--the human forms have ten times as many processes and faster calcium waves than the chimpanzee versions.
Human amnion mesenchyme cells express phenotypes of neuroglial progenitor cells.