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Glial cells oligodendrocyte astrocyte microglia
Types of glial cells
1) What do they do?
1) Are half of the cells in the CNS that provide support to neurons. They divide throughout life, which can lead to tumors.
2)Oligodendrocyte, Astrocyte, Microglia, Ependymal Cells
Provide myelin sheath for CNS neurons
Regulates composition of extracellular fluid in CNS by removing K+ and neurotransmitters around synapses.
Stimulates the formation of blood/brain barrier
Macrophage like cells
Involved in synapse remodeling, plasticity
Line fluid-filled cavaties with in brain & spinal cord regulate production of CF
Like oligodendrocytes, except part of the PNS