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Term:glia physiology trait
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Accession:VT:0003690 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable characteristic related to the function of or processes in the non-neuronal cells of the nervous system, which are interposed between neurons and the blood vessels supplying the nervous system.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: glial cell function;   glial cell physiology trait

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        nervous system physiology trait 16
          glia physiology trait 0
            microglial cell physiology trait 0
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