Answered By: Emilie Smart Last Updated: Sep 26, 2015 Views: 18083
Brain cell is a generic term for the neurons and glial cells. Neurons are nerve cells that process and transmit information through the nervous system. Glial cells provide support, protection, and nutrition to the neurons. Other cells in the brain include epithelial cells that make up the lining of the blood vessels.
The common names for certain brain cells that you may be looking for are gray and white matter. See the Credo Reference link "Brain" below.
Here are some websites that will help answer your question:
Brain Cells (wikipedia)
Neuron (Access Science database)
Brain (Access Science database)
Brain (Credo Reference database)
Other brain cells (University of Utah)
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