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Astrocytes also known collectively as astroglia, are characteristic star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. The proportion of astrocytes in the brain is  ... More »
as·tro·cyte
[as-truh-sahyt]
NOUN [CELL BIOLOGY.]
1.
a star-shaped neuroglial cell of ectodermal origin.
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www.networkglia.eu/en/astrocytes

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 ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2799634

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

medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/astrocytes

astrocytes. Star-shaped connective tissue cells of the nervous system that link nerve cells to blood vessels and, by wrapping round brain capillaries, help to form ...

www.astrocyte.info

General information about astrocyte cells (astroglia). Links to general biology resources, and astrocyte specific resources.

www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/nervous-system-and-sensory-infor/neural-cells-and-neurotransmitters/v/astrocytes

This video describes the structure and function of astrocytes. By Matt Jensen.

www.getbodysmart.com/ap/nervoussystem/supportcells/astrocytes/tutorial.html

A tutorial on the location, structure, and function of astrocyte glial cells, using interactive animations and diagrams.

www.nature.com/articles/nrn1824

At present, there is great interest in the association of brain microvessels, astrocytes and neurons to form functional 'neurovascular units', and recent studies ...

www.floridahospital.com/astrocytic-tumor

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