A glial cell found in vertebrate brain, named for its characteristic star-like shape. Astrocytes lend both mechanical and metabolic support for neurons, regulating the environment in which they function. See oligodendrocytes.
One of the brain cells that supports the nervous tissue.
Cell that supports the nerve cells (neurons) of the brain and spinal cord.Found on http://www.aans.org/Media/Glossary-of-Terminology
- comparatively large neuroglial cellFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=astrocyte
<pathology> A glial cell found in vertebrate brain, named for its characteristic star like shape. ... Astrocytes lend both mechanical and metabolic support for neurons, regulating the environment in which they function. ... See: oligodendrocytes. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
comparatively large neuroglial cellFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
(as´tro-sīt) a neuroglial cell characterized by fibrous or protoplasmic processes; collectively called astroglia or macroglia. Astrocyte in association with a blood vessel.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(from the article `animal development`) ...nerves; they establish contact with peripheral organs, which thus fall under the control of the nervous system. Cells migrating from the inner ... ...the cells with antibodies that bind to specific protein constituents of different neuroglia, neurologists have been able to discern two (in some ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/116
Rat brain astrocyte in culture, stained by immunofluorescence. Image credit: Robert Milner, Penn. State U. A star-shaped glial cell found in the central nervous system (CNS) (i.e the brain and spinal cord). Astrocytes have many long arms or processes and are the largest and most numerous glial c...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/A/astrocyte.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: as′trō-sīt Definitions: 1. One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue. Synonyms: astroglia cell, astroglia, Cajal cell2, Deiters cells2, macroglia cell, macroglia, spider cell1Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=8117
Greek astron = star, and kytos = cell, hence a star-shaped (neuroglial) cell.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
A large, star-shaped cell that holds nerve cells in place and helps them develop and work the way they should. An astrocyte is a type of glial cell.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=A
Astrocytes (from Greek astron = star and cyte = cell), also known collectively as astroglia, are characteristic star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. They are the most abundant cells of the human brain. They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrocyte
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