astrocyte

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astrocyte

[′as·trə‚sīt]
(neuroscience)
A star-shaped cell; specifically, a neuroglial cell.
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Because of the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural similarities of Cajal cells and GISTs, a histogenetic origin of GISTs from Cajal cells has been proposed.
Ten large magnification areas were counted in the same specimen from each case, and the number of Cajal cells was quantitatively determined.
The submucous layer was thickened with an increased number of Cajal cells, and there was thick, high-density collagen IV and alpha-actin.