glial glial

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to neuroglia

Usage(s):

  1. The glial cells behave like the self-sacrificing wife who eats mostly potatoes and gives the high-energy meat to her ditchdigger husband.
  2. Also in place are a trillion glial cells, named after the Greek word for glue, which form a kind of honeycomb that protects and nourishes the neurons.
  3. The most likely culprits this time around are the glial cells, whose job is to nourish and communicate with the neurons.

News

  • Local doctor talks about Darren Daulton's surgery

    Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton is on the mend after having brain surgery. While a glioma brain tumor is rare, surgeons for the Lehigh Valley Health Network say they perform a lot of these procedures.     "Gliomas are a type of tumor that comes from the substance of the brain itself. They come from glial cells, " said Dr. Mark Li, chief of nuerosurgery for the Lehigh Valley ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  1. "This new study adds to the growing body of evidence that glial cells are critically important contributors to neurological diseases and therefore attractive targets for drug development," said Ben Barres, Professor and Chair of the Department...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Ben Barres Source: Emediawire (press release)

  2. John Stein, a physiologist at Oxford University, said: "Our understanding of the role of these glial cells in the brain has changed dramatically . . . but how they influence intelligence itself, if they do at all, is far from clear."
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: John Stein Source: The Age

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