from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to glia
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the glia or neuroglia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to neuroglia
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Your brain contains 100 billion brain cells, with trillions of supportive cells to protect and defend them called glial cells the immune cells of the brain.
4,5 Using the marker PK11195 to label glial cells in patients with psychosis,
Lilly's treatment approach involves a modified form of a protein called glial cell derived neurotrophic factor, or GDNF, which is designed to protect these neurons.
But Diamond was fascinated by another type of brain cell, called a glial cell.
Moreover, the same University of Washington team previously showed that inorganic mercury is deposited in certain brain cells, called glial cells.
Autopsies on deceased people with autism also show chronic neuro-inflammation and activation of the same brain cells, known as glial cells.
Within the brain there is another group of cells called the glial cells.
Physiologically, when brain cells are activated by the memory process, the nerve cell coating, known as the glial sheath, increases in thickness and becomes thicker and thicker with each repetition, strengthening the electrical pathway in brain that constitutes memory.
Astrocytes belong to a group of brain cells known as glial cells .
The specialized stem cells are manufactured to release a growth factor called glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) that has been shown to support the survival of dying motor neurons.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.