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Neuroglia

Neu`rog´li`a
n.1.(Anat.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord; called also Kölliker's reticulum. It is composed of cells which are not neurons. Once thought to serve merely a supporting funciton, they are now believed to have important metablolic functions. Among them are the astrocytes, ependymal cells, oligodendroglia cells, and microglia cells.
Noun1.neuroglia - 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
Synonyms: glia
astroglia, central nervous system, CNS, glia, glial cell, glioma, interstitial tissue, macroglia, microglia, neurogliacyte, neuroglial cell, oligodendria, oligodendroglia, systema nervosum centrale
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