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Term: anterior commissure astrocyte
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: anterior commissure
Synonyms: commissura anterior, commissura rostral, rostral commissure
Definition: Telencephalic white matter (commissure) which connects the two cerebral hemispheres across the midline.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001108]
Name: astrocyte
Synonyms: astrocytes
Definition: A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from 'star' cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with 'end feet' which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the blood-brain barrier. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and 'reactive astrocytes' (along with microglia) respond to injury.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009075]