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Regular connective tissue types surround the components of the central nervous system, but they are not
found within the tissue. The glial cells, derived from neuroectoderm, serve roles of connective tissue within
the CNS tissue. Three types are found: (1) microglia, which represent macrophages of the CNS; (2)
oligodendrocytes, which myelinate the axons within the CNS; and (3) astrocytes, which are a fibroblastlike supportive cell (Astrocytes). These cells are characterized as fibrous astrocytes with unbranched
processes and protoplasmic astrocytes with branched processes.
The choroid plexus produces the cerebrospinal fluid. It consists of a small tuft of capillaries surrounded by
epithelium which "hangs" in the brain...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2012 for the course 146 322 taught by Professor Babiarz during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
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