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Descriptor English: Neuroglia
Descriptor Spanish: Neuroglía
Descriptor Portuguese: Neuroglia
Descriptor French: Névroglie
Entry term(s): Cell, Glial
Cell, Neuroglial
Cells, Glial
Cells, Neuroglial
Glia
Glial Cell
Glial Cells
Neuroglial Cell
Neuroglial Cells
Tree number(s): A08.637
A11.650
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009457
Scope note: The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 28186
Unique ID: D009457
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/11/21
Neuroglia - Preferred
Concept UI M0014711
Scope note The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.
Preferred term Neuroglia
Entry term(s) Cell, Glial
Cell, Neuroglial
Cells, Glial
Cells, Neuroglial
Glia
Glial Cell
Glial Cells
Neuroglial Cell
Neuroglial Cells



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