Term: cranial nerve II glial cell
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Name: cranial nerve II
Synonyms: CN-II, optic, optic nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which is comprised of retinal ganglion cell axons running posterior medially towards the optic chiasm, at which the axons cross the midline and after which the structure is termed the optic tract.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000435]
Name: glial cell
Synonyms: neuroglia, ZFA:0000025
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]