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Chromaffin Cells

Cells that store epinephrine secretory vesicles. During times of stress, the nervous system signals the vesicles to secrete their hormonal content. Their name derives from their ability to stain a brownish color with chromic salts. Characteristically, they are located in the adrenal medulla and paraganglia (PARAGANGLIA, CHROMAFFIN) of the sympathetic nervous system.

Year introduced: 1997

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Tree Number(s): A06.224.161, A11.299

MeSH Unique ID: D019439

Entry Terms:

  • Cell, Chromaffin
  • Cells, Chromaffin
  • Chromaffin Cell

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