Microglia

immune cells from inside the CNS

Microglia

Microglia are a type of glial cell that are the resident macrophages of the brain and spinal cord, and thus act as the first and main form of active immune defense in the central nervous system (CNS). Microglia constitute 10-15% of the total glial cell population within the brain. Microglia (and astrocytes) are distributed in large non-overlapping...
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microglia

<pathology> A part of the neuroglia. It consists of small glial cells which migrate through nerve tissue and remove waste products by phagocytosis. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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microglia

(from the article `nervous system`) ...three) main groups of neuroglia: (1) astrocytes, subdivided into fibrous and protoplasmic types; (2) oligodendrocytes, subdivided into ...
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microglia

(mi-krog;le-ua) Small phagocytic cells found in the central nervous system.
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microglia

(mi-krog´le-ә) non-neural cells forming part of the adventitial structure of the central nervous system. They are migratory and act as phagocytes of waste products of the nervous system. adj., microg´lial., adj. Microglia.
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microglia

noun neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic
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Microglia

(microglia cells) A type of immune cell found in the brain. Microglia cells are scavengers, engulfing dead cells and other debris. In Alzheimer’s disease, microglia cells are found associated with dying nerve cells and amyloid plaques.
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microglia

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī-krog′lē-ă Definitions: 1. Small neuroglial cells of the central nervous system, originating in the bone marrow, that may become phagocytic in areas of neural damage or inflammation. Synonyms: Hortega cells, microglia cells, microglial cells
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microglia

[n] - neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic
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