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Enterochromaffin Cells

A subtype of enteroendocrine cells found in the gastrointestinal MUCOSA, particularly in the glands of PYLORIC ANTRUM; DUODENUM; and ILEUM. These cells secrete mainly SEROTONIN and some neuropeptides. Their secretory granules stain readily with silver (argentaffin stain).

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): A03.556.875.875.440.250, A06.224.358, A06.390.021, A10.615.550.291.162, A11.382.625.031, A11.436.294.031, A15.382.250

MeSH Unique ID: D004759

Entry Terms:

  • Cell, Enterochromaffin
  • Cells, Enterochromaffin
  • Enterochromaffin Cell
  • Serotonin-Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
  • Enterochromaffin Cell, Serotonin-Containing
  • Enterochromaffin Cells, Serotonin-Containing
  • Serotonin Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
  • Serotonin-Containing Enterochromaffin Cell
  • 5-HT-Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
  • 5 HT Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
  • 5-HT-Containing Enterochromaffin Cell
  • Enterochromaffin Cell, 5-HT-Containing
  • Enterochromaffin Cells, 5-HT-Containing
  • Argentaffin Cells
  • Argentaffin Cell

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