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Anatomy Term: microglial cell
XAO ID: 0005134
Synonyms: microglia
Definition: "The smallest glial cell type in the central nervous system, cells of this type actively detect inflammatory responses/infection. They transform to a phagocytotic form, actively removing infective agents, and thus can present antigens to immune system cells."
Stage Range: NF stage 22 to death
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Parent(s): glial cell (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY