astrogliosis

noun
as·​tro·​gli·​o·​sis | \ ˌa-strə-ˌglī-ˈō-səs How to pronounce astrogliosis (audio) \
plural astroglioses\ -​ˈō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce astroglioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of astrogliosis

: 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, January 2010

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“Astrogliosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/astrogliosis. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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