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gliosis (s), glioses (pl)
1. Proliferation of neuroglia in the brain or spinal cord, as a replacement process or a reaction to low-grade inflammation and which may be diffuse or focal.
2. A process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of glial cells (supporting cells) in areas of damage.

Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, nerve cells die and are replaced by areas of gliosis

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