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Chromaffin Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chromaffin Cells
Tree Number(s)
A06.224.161
A11.299
Unique ID
D019439
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019439
Annotation
located in adrenal medulla & sympath paraganglia; store epinephrine
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.
Previous Indexing
Chromaffin System (1967-1996)
Enterochromaffin Cells (1977-1995)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Chromaffin Cells Preferred
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