Tutorials and quizzes on the anatomy and physiology of neuron support cells, using interactive animations and diagrams.
Satellite cells are small, flattened cells found in the ganglia of the peripheral nervous system.
Astrocytes are the most common support cell in the brain and spinal cord.
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells also surround and give support to small-diameter axons.
As its name implies, an oligodendrocyte is a cell (cyte) with a relatively small number (oligo) of cytoplasmic processes that branch (dendro) from a spherical cell body.
The support cells, which are also referred to as glial cells or neuroglia (nerve glue), help out the neurons in many ways.
All axons in the peripheral nervous system are surrounded by Schwann cells, and the cover produced by these cells is often referred to as the sheath of Schwann.
Functions of the Myelin Sheath; explained beautifully in an illustrated and interactive way.