R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D.
Dr. Fields is Chief, Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section, National Institutes of Health, NICHD, Bethesda, MD. He is the author of The Other Brain.
Within the past 12 months, Dr. Fields reports no commercial conflict of interest.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Medical Education to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss and describe the four major types of glia
- Discuss the major functions of glia
- Describe how glia communicate without using electricity, including how they sense electrical activity and regulate communication between neurons.