astroglia


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astroglia

 [ah-strog´le-ah]
neuroglia tissue made up of astrocytes.

as·tro·cyte

(as'trō-sīt),
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.
See also: neuroglia.
[G. astron, star, + kytos, hollow (cell)]

astroglia

/as·trog·lia/ (as-trog´le-ah)
2. the astrocytes considered as tissue.

as·tro·cyte

(as'trō-sīt, astrŏ-sīt)
One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.
See also: neuroglia
Synonym(s): astroglia, macroglia.
[G. astēr, star, + kytos, chamber, cell]

astroglia

the astrocytes considered as tissue; neuroglial tissue made up of astrocytes.
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While neurons die, other brain cells like astroglia and microglia do not die.
The stem cells created all the major brain-cell types, including active neurons and support cells called astroglia and oligodendrocytes, Snyder's team reports online in Nature Medicine.
Therefore, S100B, like other glial-derived cytokines, may be involved in coordinating the development and maintenance of the CNS by synchronously stimulating the differentiation of neurons and the proliferation of astroglia.