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Ependyma
Section of central canal of medulla spinalis, showing ependymal and neuroglial cells.
Gray's subject #189 829
MeSH Ependyma

Ependyma is the thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord canal. Image File history File links Gray667. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Types of epithelium This article discusses the epithelium as it relates to animal anatomy. ... The ventricular system is a set of structures in the brain continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. ... Italic text // ahh addiing sum spiice iin hurr`` For other uses, see Brain (disambiguation). ... The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ...


Ependyma is one of four types of neuroglia, and is itself lined with epithelial cilia of the central nervous system. Within the brain's ventricles, ependymal cells are involved in the production of the CSF. Neuroglia cells of the brain shown by Golgis method. ... cross-section of two cilia, showing 9+2 structure A cilium (plural cilia) is a fine projection from a eukaryotic cell that constantly beats in one direction. ... A diagram showing the CNS: 1. ... Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Liquor cerebrospinalis, is a clear bodily fluid that occupies the subarachnoid space in the brain (the space between the skull and the cerebral cortex—more specifically, between the arachnoid and pia layers of the meninges). ...


Stem cells

Jonas Frisén and his colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm believe that ependyma is the prime candidate for the location of neural stem cells.[1] The Karolinska Institute or Karolinska institutet is a medical university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th Century Population (April 2007)  - City 782,885  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


References

  1. ^ Johansson CB, Momma S, Clarke DL, Risling M, Lendahl U, Frisen J (1999). "Identification of a neural stem cell in the adult mammalian central nervous system.". Cell 96 (1): 25-34. PMID 9989494. 

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Medical Dictionary: Ependyma - WrongDiagnosis.com (248 words)
Ependyma: thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal
Ependyma : A thin membrane that lines the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the SPINAL CORD.
The following list attempts to classify Ependyma into categories where each line is subset of the next.
ependyma | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon (131 words)
Ependyma is the thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord canal.
Ependyma is one of four types of neuroglia, and is itself lined with epithelial cilia of the central nervous system.
Jonas Frisen and his colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm believe that ependyma is the prime candidate for the location of neural stem cells.
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