Definición de oligodendrocyte en inglés:

oligodendrocyte

Silabificación: ol·i·go·den·dro·cyte
Pronunciación: /ˌäligōˈdendrəˌsīt
 
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sustantivo

Anatomy
  • A glial cell similar to an astrocyte but with fewer protuberances, concerned with the production of myelin in the central nervous system.
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    • There are also supporting tissues in the nervous system, known collectively as glia; for example, Schwann cells surround the axons of peripheral neurons, and oligodendrocytes and astrocytes ensheath the axons of central neurons.
    • These precursor cells develop from stem cells and are specialized so that they can form only two kinds of cells: astrocytes, which help support neurons and influence their activity, and oligodendrocytes, which produce myelin.
    • They successfully grew skin cells, smooth muscle cells, neurons and other nerve cells known as astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, and pigment producing cells called melanocytes, Reuters reports.

Origen

1930s: from oligodendroglia + -cyte.

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