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Glia of the Central Nervous System

Membrana Limitans Gliae Superficialis and Perivascularis. Blood-Brain Barrier. Barrier-Free Regions of the Brain. Continuation of Plate 153
  • Radivoj V. Krstić

Abstract

The end feet (Fig. A1) of the astrocytes contact one another by means of a nexus (Fig. A2) and form the membrana limitans gliae superficialis. The glial processes are separated from the pia mater (Fig. A3) and its collagen microfibrils (Fig. A4), fibrocytic processes (Fig. A5), and blood capillaries (Fig. A6) by a basal lamina (Fig. A7). Beneath the surface glial membrane are located numerous processes (Fig. A8) of nerve and glia cells belonging to the neuropil.

Keywords

Basal Lamina Choroid Plexus Median Eminence Glia Cell Area Postrema 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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