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61

what are support cells called

glial cells

62

what are some examples of glial cells

astrocytes
microglia
activated t lymphocytes
oligodendrocyte
schwann cells
ependymal cells
perivascular cells

63

what does the blood brain barrier do

protects brain from potentially toxic substances
maintain fluid enviro for neurons and glia

64

what do the tight junctions of the BB barrier do

restrict access to large molecules

65

what helps transfer important metabolites form blood to neurons

astrocyte end foot process in BB Barrier