What are glial cells?

Glial cells, the most abundant cell types in the CNS, are supportive cells in the brain and spinal cord. There are three types of glial cells: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia.

This information is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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