Definition of Chromaffin

1. Adjective. (cytology) Having an affinity for (and thus being stained brownish yellow) by chromium salts ¹

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Definition of Chromaffin

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Chromaffin

1. Giving a brownish yellow reaction with chromic salts; denoting certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia. Synonym: chromaphil, chromatophil, chromophil, chromophile, pheochrome. Origin: chrom-+ L. Affinis, affinity (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromaffin

chroma key
chromaffin (current term)
chromaffin body
chromaffin cell
chromaffin cells
chromaffin granules
chromaffin reaction
chromaffin system
chromaffin tissue
chromaffin tumour

Literary usage of Chromaffin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The under-function depends, in some cases, chiefly upon a congenital inferiority of the chromaffin system, a fault of the constitution. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"There is a continuous stretch of chromaffin cells extending from the carotid ... Here typical ganglion cells, chromaffin cells and nerve- fibers are found ..."

3. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"The chromaffin Bodies of the ganglionated cords are rounded, cellular masses ... Similar chromaffin bodies may occur in all the larger sympathetic plexuses. ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"The chromaffin Tissues.—As stated above, the epinephrin occurs in the adrenal gland in the cells of the medulla, but not in those of the cortex. ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"chromaffin Organs.—The tissue from which the sympathetic ganglia are formed is at first a syncytium of cells termed sympatho-chromaffin cells, but later two ..."

6. The Ductless Glandular Diseases by Wilhelm Falta (1916)
"with hyperfunction of the chromaffin tissue. P'or this also speaks the associated ... Both cases were those of chromaffin tumors. In one case there existed ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"Of the larger chromaffin bodies the following four may be named: (I) the carotid ... According to Aschoff, chromaffin bodies are also to be found in the ..."

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