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Glial Cell

Select two glial cells. Describe their structure and functions in the nervous system.
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Astrocytes (Astroglia) and Schwann cells are two glial cells. Glial cells do not carry impulses from nerves; however they are important to neurons functioning properly. Glial cells hold neurons in place, controlling the nutrients and chemicals that are needed. These cells also insulate neurons and aid in the exchanges of messages with other neurons.

Astrocytes are star shaped, surrounded by isolate synapses, and provide nutritional and physical support for neurons. They ...

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The solution provides advise on the structure and functions of glial cells in the nervous system.