Astrocytes (Astro from Greek astron = star and cyte from Greek "kyttaron" = cell), also known collectively as astroglia, are characteristic star-shaped glial cells in ... More »

Astrocytes - Glial Cells - Tripod

Astrocytes are star shaped glial cells that perform a variety of functions in the CNS. Astrocytes provide physical support to neurons and clean up debris within the ...

Astrocytes | Network Glia

Astrocytes (literally 'star-like cells') are the most numerous and diverse neuroglial cells in the CNS. While most neuroscientists think they know what an astrocyte ...

Neurocytology-Astrocytes - Neuropathology

Astrocytes (star cells) have radially arranged processes. Their cytoplasm contains intermediate filaments composed of a distinct protein, glial fibrillary acidic ...

Astrocytes: biology and pathology

Dec 10, 2009 ... Astrocytes are specialized glial cells that outnumber neurons by over fivefold. They contiguously tile the entire central nervous system (CNS) ...

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General Functions. Astrocytes are the most numerous non-neuronal cell in the central nervous system, constituting about 20-50% of human brain volume, ...

Astrocytic Tumor | Florida Hospital

Learn about astrocytic tumor, and how the experts at Florida Hospital can help patients diagnosed with this brain tumor.

Astrocytic brain tumours: survival rates in England

Astrocytic tumours are the commonest type of cancer of the brain. They originate in a particular kind of glial cells, star-shaped brain cells in the cerebrum called ...

Astrocytomas - Understanding cancer - Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about astrocytic tumours, their symptoms and treatments. It should be read with our general information about brain tumours which has more  ...

Astrocytes | definition of astrocytes by Medical dictionary

Neuroglial cells with many processes found in the central nervous system, the retina (especially the ganglion cells, the inner plexiform layers and the nerve fibre  ...

a star-shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin.
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Q: What is astrocytic?
A: as·tro·cyte (str-st) n. A star-shaped cell, especially a neuroglial cell of nervous tissue. astro·cytic (-stk) adj. Read More »
Q: What are astrocytes?
A: I have never heard of astrocytes depleting throughout the day. I would be interested to know if they did. They are glial cells in the brain and have multiple fu... Read More »
Q: What does astrocyte mean?
A: Meaning comparatively large neuroglial cell Hypernyms(s) astrocyte is a kind of… Example: animal is a hypernym of mammal, plant is a hypernym of flower neurogli... Read More »
Q: What is a astrocyte?
A: a large neuroglial cell Read More »
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A: Meaning of or relating to or containing large star-shaped cells in the neuroglia Pertainym(s) astrocyte (what does astrocyte mean?) Read More »