Definition of Neuroglia

1. Noun. Sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system.

Exact synonyms: Glia
Generic synonyms: Interstitial Tissue
Terms within: Glial Cell, Neurogliacyte, Neuroglial Cell
Specialized synonyms: Astroglia, Macroglia, Microglia, Oligodendria, Oligodendroglia
Group relationships: Central Nervous System, Cns, Systema Nervosum Centrale
Substance meronyms: Glioma
Derivative terms: Glial, Neuroglial

Definition of Neuroglia

1. n. The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord.

Definition of Neuroglia

1. Noun. (cytology) glial cell ¹

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Medical Definition of Neuroglia

1. Specialised cells that surround neurons, providing mechanical and physical support and electrical insulation between neurons. (17 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuroglia

neurogenic atrophy
neurogenic bladder
neurogenic fracture
neurogenic gene
neurogenic shock
neurogenic tonus
neuroglia (current term)
neuroglia cells
neuroglial cell

Literary usage of Neuroglia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The neuroglia consists of a homogeneous transparent matrix, of a network of very delicate fibrillas, and of small stellate or branched cells, ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"character of the lesions as already discussed, the frequent lack of evidence of extensive proliferation of neuroglia, the fact that nerve roots are often ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1903)
"Structure of neuroglia.—Dr. G. Carl Huber, of the University of Michigan, reported observations of his, extending over a series of years, embracing a study ..."

4. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"neuroglia. 837. INTRODUCTION.—neuroglia cells may be isolated by teasing, aiid may be stained in many ways (see RANVIER, Traite, p. 1063), by osmic acid, ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"A. Cell with branched processes B. Spider cell with unbranched processes. neuroglia.—neuroglia, the peculiar ground substance in which are imbedded the true ..."

6. Contributions to Medical Research: Dedicated to Victor Clarence Vaughan by by University of Michigan (1903)
"THE neuroglia CELLS AND neuroglia FIBERS OF VERTEBRATES. It is my purpose to present here ... The literature dealing with the neuroglia tissue is extensive. ..."

7. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"neuroglia. This is a peculiar form of connective tissue found only in the central nervous system. Unlike the other connective tissues, neuroglia is of ..."

8. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1897)
"One of these deals with the histological structure of neuroglia. ... Nevertheless, in connection with the neuroglia, conclusions of moment have been drawn ..."

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