Results for: Astrocyte

In Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the function of astrocytes cells?

Astrocytes are star shaped glial cells because of cytoplasmic processes that extend from the cell body. They play a role in regulating the extracellular composition of brain (MORE)
In Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the function of astrocytes?

They are insulating cells that cover the neurons. Other wise there will be short circuits in your brain.
In Brain

What are the functions of astrocytes?

They secrete nerve growth factors, form a blood-brain barrier,regulate chemical composition of tissue fluid, and convert bloodglucose to lactate for neurons to use for fuel.
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What is an astrocyte?

The most abundant type of macroglial cell, astrocytes (also called astroglia ) have numerous projections that anchor neurons to their blood supply. Read more: http://www (MORE)
In Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the function of an astrocyte?

To support the functioning of neurons. They regulate immediate neuron(s) chemical environment and are involved with blood flow in the brain and to neurons.
In Human Anatomy and Physiology

Is astrocytes a glial cell?

Yes, astrocytes are glial cells that are involved in blood flow and regulation of neuron external chemical environment
In Human Anatomy and Physiology

How do Schwann cells and astrocytes differ?

The astrocytes differ from schawann cells becuase they provide nutrition and support fo neurons instead of just providing insulation like schwann cells.
In Genetics

What are the functions of astrocytes microglia ependymal and oligodendrocytes in cns?

The astrocytes provide structural support, join parts, and assist in the regulation of concentrations of nutrients and ions. Oligodendrocytes provide insulation (myelin) aroun (MORE)