Glial Cells

Science / Biology / Glial Cells: Nonconducting cells that serve as support cells in the nervous system and help to protect neurons.

Schwann Cells

Science / Biology / Schwann Cells: Specialized glial cells that form the myelin sheath that coats many axons. Cells surrounding the axons of some neurons, thus forming the myelin sheath. MORE

Plasma Cells

Science / Biology / Plasma Cells: Cells produced from B cells that synthesize and release antibodies. MORE

Mast Cells

Science / Biology / Mast Cells: Cells that synthesize and release histamine, as during an allergic response; found most often in connective tissue surrounding blood vessels. MORE

Langerhans Cells

Science / Biology / Langerhans Cells: Epidermal cells that participate in the infiammatory response by engulfing microorganisms and releasing chemicals that mobilize immune system cells. MORE

Sieve Cells

Science / Biology / Sieve Cells: Conducting cells in the phloem of vascular plants. See sieve elements MORE

Somatic Cells

Science / Genetics / Somatic Cells: Any cell in the body except gametes and their precursors. MORE