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Descriptor English: Chromaffin Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células Cromafines
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Cromafins
Descriptor French: Cellules chromaffines
Entry term(s): Cell, Chromaffin
Cells, Chromaffin
Chromaffin Cell
Tree number(s): A06.224.161
A11.299
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019439
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: located in adrenal medulla & sympath paraganglia; store epinephrine
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Chromaffin System (1967-1996)
Enterochromaffin Cells (1977-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 32872
Unique ID: D019439
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Chromaffin Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0028920
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Chromaffin Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Chromaffin
Cells, Chromaffin
Chromaffin Cell



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