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Chromaffin Cells

"Chromaffin Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Chromaffin Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Chromaffin Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2007
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