Medical Definition of Chromaffin cells

1. 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 colour with chromic salts. Characteristically, they are located in the adrenal medulla and paraganglia (paraganglia, chromaffin) of the sympathetic nervous system. (12 Dec 1998)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromaffin Cells

christless
christlike
christly
christom
christoms
christy
chrom-
chroma
chroma-key
chroma key
chromaesthesia
chromaffin
chromaffin body
chromaffin cell
chromaffin cells (current term)
chromaffin granules
chromaffin reaction
chromaffin system
chromaffin tissue
chromaffin tumour
chromaffinoma
chromaffinopathy
chromagen
chromagens
chromakey
chromakeyed
chromakeying
chromakeys
chromalveolate

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