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 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
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 ...
Astrocytes (star cells) have radially arranged processes. Their cytoplasm
contains intermediate filaments composed of a distinct protein, glial fibrillary
Dec 10, 2009 ... Astrocytes are specialized glial cells that outnumber neurons by over fivefold.
They contiguously tile the entire central nervous system (CNS) ...
General Functions. Astrocytes are the most numerous non-neuronal cell in the
central nervous system, constituting about 20-50% of human brain volume, ...
Learn about astrocytic tumor, and how the experts at Florida Hospital can help
patients diagnosed with this brain tumor.
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 ...
This information is about astrocytic tumours, their symptoms and treatments. It
should be read with our general information about brain tumours which has more
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