Neuroglia

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'''Neuroglia''' (also called '''glial cell''' of '''glia''') are cells which main function is to support and protect [[Neuron|neurons]]. Neuroglia cells provide neurons glucose, amino acids, and ions, change&nbsp;the rate of nerve signal propagation, change&nbsp;synaptic action, provide help during neuron development and after neural injury. The biggest difference between neurons and neuroglia cells is that neuroglia cells are not directly involved in&nbsp;synaptic interactions and electrical signaling, they also are smaller and they don't have [[Axon|axon]] and [[Dendrites|dendrites]].<br>  
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Neuroglia (also called glial cell of glia) are cells which main function is to support and protect [[Neuron|neurons]]. Neuroglia cells provide neurons [[Glucose|glucose]], [[Amino acids|amino acids]], and [[Ions|ions]], change&nbsp;the rate of nerve signal propagation, change&nbsp;synaptic action, provide help during neuron development and after neural injury. The biggest difference between neurons and neuroglia cells is that neuroglia cells are not directly involved in&nbsp;synaptic interactions and electrical signalling, they also are smaller and they don't have [[Axon|axon]] and [[Dendrites|dendrites]]<ref>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/410628/neuroglia</ref><ref>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10869/</ref>.
  
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=== References ===
  
<references />http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/410628/neuroglia<br>
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<references /> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10869/<br>
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Latest revision as of 04:20, 24 November 2013

Neuroglia (also called glial cell of glia) are cells which main function is to support and protect neurons. Neuroglia cells provide neurons glucose, amino acids, and ions, change the rate of nerve signal propagation, change synaptic action, provide help during neuron development and after neural injury. The biggest difference between neurons and neuroglia cells is that neuroglia cells are not directly involved in synaptic interactions and electrical signalling, they also are smaller and they don't have axon and dendrites[1][2].

References

  1. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/410628/neuroglia
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10869/
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