astrogliosis

noun

as·​tro·​gli·​o·​sis ˌa-strə-ˌglī-ˈō-səs How to pronounce astrogliosis (audio)
plural astroglioses -ˈō-ˌsēz How to pronounce astrogliosis (audio)
: excessive development of the astroglia : gliosis
Astrocytes respond to all forms of CNS insults through a process referred to as reactive astrogliosis, which has become a pathological hallmark of CNS structural lesions.Michael V. Sofroniew and Harry V. Vinters, Acta Neuropathologica

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“Astrogliosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/astrogliosis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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