From Neurone to Brain 2

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  • Created on: 01-10-13 07:48

Glial cells mediate functions which support neurons. The groups of glial cells are astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia.

Astrocytes are irregullarly shaped with long processes like a dendrite. These lack Nissl bodies. They form end feet butting onto capillaries or the pia mater producing the glial membrane. They have functions in: controlling K+ concentration (collecting it in the end feet…

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