Physiology (bdv)

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bvanornum
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Physiology (bdv)
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2011-10-22 10:11:16
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Physiology Nerve System
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About the nerve system
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  1. In Greek what does the word "glia" mean
    Glue
  2. Define Astrocytes?
    1. Thread like branches attach to neurons and to small blood vessels holding these structures close together

    2. Along with the walls of the blood vessels, astrocyte branches form two-layer structure called (BBB) Blood-Brain Barrier
  3. What is Glioma?
    Form of Brain Tumor that is formed from Glia
  4. Blood-Brain -Barrier (BBB) Functions?
    (BBB) Separates the blood tissue and nervous tissue to protect vital brain tissue from harmful chemicals that might be in the blood.

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