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Neuroglia: Function & Definition

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Ependymal cells _____.

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1. Why might it make sense for a very high functioning brain to actually have LESS neurons but MORE neuroglia cells?

2. Oligodendrocytes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Neuroglia provide important support for nerve cells and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of their characteristics. Some things you'll be assessed on include the names and roles of different types of related cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following terms:

  • Ependymal cells
  • Neuroglia
  • Oligodendrocytes
  • Astrocytes
  • Microglia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review and interpret neurobiology terms and concepts related to glial cells
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define oligodendrocyte, ependymal cell, microglia, and astrocyte

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Neuroglia: Function & Definition. The lesson addressed these objectives:

  • Define neuroglia and glial cell
  • List functions of glial cells
  • Differentiate between astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, and microglia
  • Explain the relationship between oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells
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