support cells in the brain; There are about ten times as many glial cells as neurons in the brain. Little attention has been paid to them, but now researchers are beginning to think they are more important than realized. The name is derived from the Latin word for 'glue'. The most common glia are astrocytes; other glia in the brain are oligodendroglia.

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