Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Neuroglia

See glia -

The special connective tissue of the central nervous system, composed of different cells, including the oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, ependymal cells, and microglia, with various supportive and nutritive functions.  Glial cells outnumber the neurons by between five and ten to one, and make up some 40% of the total volume of the brain and spinal cord.