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Astrocytic glial cell from CNS, SEM

Astrocytic glial cell from CNS, SEM

C036/9803

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DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Astrocytic neuroglial cell (astrocyte from the central nervous system (growing on the ciliated epithelial surface of the 3rd ventricle), scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Astrocytes (also known as astroglia) are a type of neuroglial cell that provides support functions in the central nervous tissue and spinal cord. They perform a variety of tasks, from axon guidance and synaptic support, to the control of the blood brain barrier and blood flow. Magnification: x330 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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