Definition of Microglia

1. Noun. Neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic.

Generic synonyms: Glia, Neuroglia
Terms within: Microgliacyte



Definition of Microglia

1. Noun. (biology) The glial cells of the immune system; they can function as phagocytes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Microglia

1. A part of the neuroglia. It consists of small glial cells which migrate through nerve tissue and remove waste products by phagocytosis. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microglia

microgel
microgels
microgeneration
microgenerator
microgenerators
microgeneses
microgenesis
microgenia
microgenitalism
microgenre
microgenres
microgeological
microgeology
microgeon
microglandular adenosis
microglia (current term)
microglia cells
microgliacyte
microglial
microglial cell
microglioma
microgliomatosis
microgliosis
microglitch
microglitches
microglobulin
microglobulins
microglobulinuria
microglossia
micrognathia

Literary usage of Microglia

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"A microglia culture can be obtained from these mixed glia cultures by plating of the media removed after 2 hr of shaking. Cells are allowed to attach to ..."

2. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"Infected macrophages or microglia may release an NMDA-like neurotoxin that ... Quinolinic acid is released from these microglia as well as from neurons and ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... while some had elongated nuclei and were presumably microglia (Fig. 4). Although the tumours were not particularly vascular, blood vessel walls in the ..."

4. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"In recent years, investigators have learned that microglia and astrocytes can release cytokines to stimulate an immune response. ..."

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