glymphatic system

glymphatic system

glymphatic system [glim-fat-ik] Word Origin noun

  1. Anatomy. the system or process by which cerebrospinal fluid moves through channels formed by glia, cleansing the mammalian brain of harmful waste.

Origin of glymphatic system First recorded in 2008–13; glia + lymphatic system Also called glymphatic pathway. Related formsglym·phat·ic, adjective

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