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gilia
location
function

brain, spinal cord, nerves

structural and functional support of nerves

2

astrocytes

nervous tissue development

provides nutrients to neurones

help form and regulate synapses
part of blood brain barrier

3

microglia

engulf microbes and debris

prunes neural circuits

4

Ependymal cells

form sheets with motile cilia

line fluid space, propel fluid

5

oligodendrocytes

form insulating myelin sheet around CNS nerve fibers

6

Schwann cells

PNS myelin sheath

promotes regeneration of damaged fibres

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endoneurium

a layer of delicate connective tissue around the myelin sheath of each myelinated nerve fiber

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neurilemma

the thin sheath around a nerve axon (including myelin where this is present).

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GpCR

G protein coupled receptor
A cell receptor that has a G protein coupled to it so that when a molecule binds to the receptor the G Protein is released inside the call and causes eg, sodium channels to open and depolarise a celll