GLIOSIS By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term for an excess of astrocytes in a damaged area of the central nervous system. Gliosis is a prominent feature of some neurological diseases that includes strokes. GLIOSIS: "A gliosis is an excess of cells." Related Psychology Terms ASTROCYTOSIS AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM (ANS) SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, AND ANXIOLYTIC DRUGS CANCER MOTOR DISORDER PRION NERVE ADDICTIVE DRUGS NEURAL PATHWAY LACUNAR STROKE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLIOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gliosis/ (accessed August 24, 2019).