NLM Logo

Enterochromaffin Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Enterochromaffin Cells
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
Unique ID
D004759
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004759
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
5-HT-Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
Argentaffin Cells
Serotonin-Containing Enterochromaffin Cells
NLM Classification #
WI 301
See Also
Enterochromaffin-like Cells
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM 1975-90
Online Note
search CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM 1968-74
History Note
91(75); was see under CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Enterochromaffin Cells Preferred
page delivered in 0.162s