TITLE

microglia

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1358
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "microglia" is presented. It refers to the cells of the central nervous system (CNS) present between neurons or next to capillaries. Microglia may function as macrophages when they migrate to damaged CNS tissue. The term originated from the Greek words "mikros," meaning small, and "glia," meaning glue.
ACCESSION #
21235938

 

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