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astrogliosis

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

medical Definition of astrogliosis

plural astroglioses play \-ˈō-ˌsēz\
: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. VintersActa NeuropathologicaJanuary 2010

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