The spread of astrocytes into damaged tissue.
<pathology> An abnormal increase in the number of astrocytes due to the destruction of nearby neurons, typically because of hypoglycaemia or oxygen deprivation. ... (09 Oct 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(as″tro-si-to´sis) proliferation of astrocytes owing to the destruction of nearby neurons during a hypoxic or hypoglycemic episode. See also gliosis.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
Type: Term Pronunciation: as′trō-sī-tō′sis Definitions: 1. An increase in the number of astrocytes, frequently observed in an irregular zone of variable definition adjacent to degenerative lesions (encephalomalacia), focal inflammations (abscesses), or certain neoplasms in the brain; in some instances, astrocytosis may be...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=8140
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