Term: trigeminal ganglion glial cell (sensu Vertebrata)
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Name: trigeminal ganglion
Synonyms: 5th ganglion, fifth ganglion, gV, trigeminal ganglia
Definition: A prominent collection of touch-sensory neurons of the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve, positioned beside the brain between the eye and the ear.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000295]
Name: glial cell (sensu Vertebrata)
Synonyms: glial cells (sensu Vertebrata)
Definition: A 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. 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.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009147]