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Tuesday 13 April 2004

Adj. astrocytic


- astrocytes and oligodendrocytes

In addition to being essential supporters of neuronal function, astrocytes are active elements in the brain.

Astrocytes sense and integrate synaptic activity and, depending on intracellular Ca(2+) levels, release gliotransmitters (e.g. glutamate, d-serine and ATP) that have feedback actions on neurons.


- astrocytary anomalies
- astrocytary diseases
- astrocytary tumors


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