Unformatted text preview: • Multipolar cells: multiple dendrites, one axon from cell body 2. Glial cells (neuroglial cells or glia): • Astrocytes: star-shaped; functions: nutrition, expidite recovery of injured neurons, absorption of exocellular K+ ions, most common glial cell • Oligodendrocytes: form myelin sheaths of CNS axons; decreases capacitance of internode area; decreasing current across the membrane, decreasing energy loss and increasing conduction speed • Ependymal cells: epithelial cells that line CSF-filled vesicles in the brain, circulate CSF...
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- Spring '11
- ependymal cells, Unipolar cells, common glial cell