Definition of glial
: of, relating to, or constituting glia glial cells
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The tumors arise from the brain's glial cells, which are cells that are wrapped around neurons throughout the central nervous system.
Science Alert reports both types of glial cells are active during sleep and play an important role in repairing the brain at the end of the day.
The study revolves around two types of glial cells: astrocytes and microglial cells, according to New Scientist.
Glial cells are major players that encourage and prune the connections between neurons, help modulate neuron signaling and regulate blood flow in the brain.
Glial cells are coloured green and retinal ganglion cells are orange.
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