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Helmut Kettenmann and Bruce R. Ransom

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152227

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.001.0001

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The Concept of Neuroglia: A Historical Perspective

The Concept of Neuroglia: A Historical Perspective

(p.1) 1 The Concept of Neuroglia: A Historical Perspective
Helmut Kettenmann, Bruce R. Ransom
Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a historical perspective that highlights the early period of glial research. Topics covered include Virchow's invention of the term neuroglia in 1856, Heinrich Müller' picture of a glial cell, stellate cells in white and gray matter, and Camillo Golgi's description of cells with characteristic features of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.

Keywords:   glial research, neuroglia, Heinrich Müller, glial cells, stellate cells, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes

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