Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Glial Cell

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1110

A cell surrounding the axon, soma, and other portions of a neuron. Glial cells provide structural and nutritive support, and protect the nerve cell from outside chemical and ionic influences.

 Nervous System

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