Glia (Neuroglia)

  • Also known as glial cells or neuroglia
  • Non-neuronal cells of nervous system (both central nervous system peripheral nervous system)
  • Unlike neuronal cells they can not produce electrical impulses and are devoid of axons and dendrites

Types of glia: Several types of glia are known.

Glia types in central nervous system

  • Microglia
  • Macroglia
    • Astrocytes
    • Oligodendrocytes
    • Ependymal cells
    • Radial glia

Glia types in Peripheral Nervous System

  • Schwann cells
  • Satellite cells
  • Enteric glial cells

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