glio-, gli-, glia-, -glia +
(Greek: glue; in medicine, the network of supporting tissue and fibers that nourishes nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord)
2. An abnormal enlargement and proliferation of glia, the cells in the brain that fight infection.
3. Sub-types of the glial cells in the brain. They are also known as astrocytic glial cells. Star-shaped, there many arms span all around neurons.
4. Neuroglial cells of ectodermal origin, characterized by fibrous, protoplasmic, or plasmatofibrous processes. Collectively, such cells are called astroglia.
2. The delicate network of branched cells and fibers that supports the tissue of the central nervous system.
3. Sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system.
In the study of brain cells, neurons have always hogged the limelight, even though glial cells make up 90 per cent of the brain.
Unlike neurons, glial cells do not conduct electrical impulses. The glial cells surround neurons and provide support for and insulation between them.
Glial cells are the most abundant cell types in the central nervous system. Types of glial cells include oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, ependymal cells, Schwann cells, microglia, and satellite cells.
It gives rise to neuroglial and ependymal cells, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.
Early symptoms may include sleepiness, headache, and vomiting.
Treatment can involve surgery and radiation treatment.
2. Producing glia.
Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system. They are often resistant to treatment and carry a poor prognosis