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Physiology Nerve System
About the nerve system
In Greek what does the word "glia" mean
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
What is Glioma?
Form of Brain Tumor that is formed from Glia
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.