macroglial cell

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macro- +‎ glial cell

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macroglial cell ‎(plural macroglial cells)

  1. (neurology) An astrocyte, oligodendrocyte or other glial cell that is not a microglial cell.
    • 1997 September 12, Frank W. Pfrieger & Barbara A. Barres, “Synaptic Efficacy Enhanced by Glial Cells in Vitro”, in Science[1], volume 277, number 5332, DOI:10.1126/science.277.5332.1684, pages 1684-1687:
      Thus, the ability to potentiate synaptic activity was specific to macroglial cells.

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