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neuroglia --> glial cell

(Science: pathology) Specialised cells that surround neurons, providing mechanical and physical support and electrical insulation between neurons.

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metasynaptic gap: what is it filled with

... it contains chemically, but i can tell you there's water, Na and Cl in high amounts and all sorts of metabolites that the neurons release and the neuroglia take up. I guess you could search for articles that will detail the exact chemical composition of this fluid in humans(although my guess is ...

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by MrMistery
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: metasynaptic gap: what is it filled with
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Views: 3210

"Twenty questions"-biology game

Part of the central NS? Peripheral NS? Is it a Neurone? Neuroglia?

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by Katy_Bobbles
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Twenty questions"-biology game
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Views: 375779

brain cancer

... Epyndemal cells, Schwann cells and friends.) Please refer to what is the definition of glial cells. I think the definition of glial cells (neuroglia) is groups of cells exclude neurons which provide neurons mechanical and physical support and also nutritive insulation. Therefore, they're ...

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by victor
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: brain cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 7408


... The axons of the peripheral nervous system are covered by a sheath (neurilemma) composed of Schwann cells. The neurilemma is comparable to certain neuroglia of the central nervous system. Large diameter peripheral nerves have an additional sheath called myelin internal to the neurilemma, and are ...

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by b_d_41501
Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Human Biology
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