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Neuroglia MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Neuroglia
Tree Number(s)
A08.637
A11.650
Unique ID
D009457
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009457
Scope Note
The 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, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, 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.
Entry Term(s)
Bergmann Glia
Bergmann Glia Cells
Bergmann Glial Cells
Glia
Glia Cells
Glial Cells
Neuroglial Cells
Satellite Glia
Satellite Glia Cells
Satellite Glial Cells
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/16
Neuroglia Preferred
Satellite Glia Narrower
Bergmann Glia Narrower
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