Medical Dictionary

astrogliosis

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noun as·tro·gli·o·sis \ˌa-strə-ˌglī-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of astrogliosis

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astroglioses

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  1. :  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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