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How microglial cells are different from astrocytes in origin?

How microglial cells are different from astrocytes in origin?

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Aabha Misra
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3 years ago
1. Origin : Astrocytes are ectodermal in origin whereas neuroglial cells are mesodermal in origin
 
2. Number of process : Astrocytes cells have many processes whereas microglial cells have few processes
 
3. Function : Astrocytes form the blood brain barrier and is responsible for nutrient supply to neurons whereas microglial cells are scavengers and phagocyte forieng material.

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