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Descriptor in English: Chromaffin Cells
Descriptor in Spanish: Células Cromafines
Descriptor in Portuguese: Células Cromafins
Descriptor in French: Cellules chromaffines
Entry term(s): Cell, Chromaffin
Cells, Chromaffin
Chromaffin Cell
Tree number(s): A06.224.161
A11.299
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
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 32872
Descriptor UI: D019439
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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