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Garbage Eating in the Brain

CELLS-QL@W71

During development, immune cells called macrophages migrate into the brain for later functioning as debris scavengers.

Which ONE of the following is the glial cell that phagocytizes dead neurons?

A

Astrocyte.

B

Oligodendrocyte.

C

Microglial cell.

D

Ependymal cell.

E

Tanocyte.