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Ch 14 Nervous System

Neuroglia

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star-shaped cell that provides structural support for neurons, connects them to capillaries, and forms the blood-brain barrier astrocyte
specialized cells that line the walls of the ventricles, spinal cavity, and the central canal within the spinal cord and produce cerebrospinal fluid ependymal cells
cells that move, engulf, and destroy pathogens anywhere in the central nervous system microglia
cells that hold neurons in place and perform specialized tasks. it includes astrocytes, ependymal cells, microglia, oligodendroglia, and schwann cells (nerve glue) neuroglia
cells that form the myelin sheath around larger axons in the brain and spinal cord. these cells have few branching structures oligodendroglia
cells that form the myelin sheath around larger axons of the cranial and spinal nerves schwann cells
Created by: ricrom81