NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,380 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- glial cell
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- Any of the cells that hold nerve cells in place and help them work the way they should. The types of glial cells include oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, microglia, and ependymal cells. Also called neuroglia.