Definitions for "Glial cell"
A specialized cell that surrounds neurons, providing metabolic and physical support.
a kind of cell that provides a physical support structure for the neurons, supplies them with nutrition, removes neuronal metabolic waste materials, facilitates the transmission of messages by neurons, and helps regenerate damaged neurons in the peripheral nervous system. (68)
A non-neuronal cell in the nervous system that helps regulate the extracellular environment, including uptake of neurotransmitters released from synapses.