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Blood-brain barrier [r]: Specialized non-fenestrated tightly-joined endothelial cells with tight junctions that form a transport barrier for certain substances between the cerebral capillaries and the brain tissue.

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2020), Blood-brain barrier (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.