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Definition of "gliosis" [gliosis]

  • A proliferation of astrocytes in damaged areas of the central nervous system. This proliferation usually leads to the formation of a glial scar. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gliosis" in a sentence
  • "Griffith RW, Humphrey DR (2006) Long-term gliosis around chronically implanted platinum electrodes in the Rhesus macaque motor cortex."
  • "Despite the vascular changes, the brain anatomy appeared normal, and there was no evidence of a cellular proliferation process called gliosis, which typically accompanies neurodegeneration. ""
  • "Throughout his career, Shakespeare has brought onstage fairies, gliosis, demons, and monsters to mingle with his more recognizably human characters."