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Astrocyte

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A heterogeneous group of specialized neuroglial cells with many diverse supporting roles in the structure, function, and homeostasis of the central nervous system. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Astroglia, Astrocytes, Astrocyte, astrocyte

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ALT DEFINITION

A large, star-shaped cell that holds nerve cells in place and helps them develop and work the way they should. An astrocyte is a type of glial cell.

Display Name

Astrocyte

Preferred Name

Astrocyte

UMLS CUI

C0004112

code

C12477

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