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Introduction to Astroglia


The human brain consists of approximately one trillion cells, of which approximately 10% are considered to be neurons, and the remaining 90% of cells are glia.1 Astroglia, often called astrocytes, are one of the major types of glial cell. The brains of smaller mammalian creatures, naturally, have a smaller number of cells; and the ratio of astrocytes to neurons declines. The term astrocyte derives from a combination of…Read more


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