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Term:
microglial cell physiology trait (VT:0003691)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
macrophage antigen presentation trait 
macrophage migration trait  
macrophage phagocytosis trait 
macrophage recruitment trait 
microglial cell physiology trait 
Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the function of or processes in the small, migratory, phagocytic, interstitial cells derived from myeloid progenitor cells and found in the parenchyma of the central nervous system; microglia are scavengers, engulfing dead cells and other debris, and in Alzheimer's disease, microglia are found associated with dying nerve cells and amyloid plaques.

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Definition Sources: MP:0003691, PMID:16322748

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