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Brain DevelopmentNormal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine$
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Michael W. Miller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.001.0001

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Glial Targets of Developmental Exposure to Ethanol

Glial Targets of Developmental Exposure to Ethanol

Chapter:
(p.295) 18 Glial Targets of Developmental Exposure to Ethanol
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Brain Development
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Consuelo Guerri

Gemma Rubert

Maria Pascual

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0018

Glia are recognized as active partners with neurons as participants in neurotransmission and they play essential roles in axonal conduction, synaptic plasticity, and information processing. In the adult human brain, glia outnumber neurons by one order of magnitude. There are two classes of glia: microglia (which mediate inflammatory responses in the central nervous system) and macroglia. Macroglia are oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. This chapter focuses on astrocytes, which are the most paradigmatic glia.

Keywords:   glia, macroglia, neurons, astrocytes, microglia

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