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Term: brain glial cell
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: brain
Synonyms: brain structure
Definition: Cavitated compound organ which is comprised of gray and white matter and surrounds the cerebral ventricular system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000008]
Name: glial cell
Synonyms: neuroglia
Definition: A non-neuronal cell 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. Guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009073]