from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.
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- adj. Having an affinity for (and thus being stained brownish yellow) by chromium salts
[62-64] A particularly impressive evidence of the capacity of NGF to modulate phenotypic expression is the case of SIF cells which have been hypothesized as immediate precursors of both sympathetic and chromaffin cells.
Each suprarenal gland consists of a cortical portion derived from the celomic epithelium and a medullary portion originally composed of sympatho-chromaffin tissue.
Into this cortical portion cells from the neighboring masses of sympatho-chromaffin tissue migrate along the line of its central vein to reach and form the medullary portion of the gland.
Chromaphil or chromaffin cells, so-called because they stain yellow or brownish with chromium salts, are associated with the ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system.
Burgoyne RD, Neher E (1999) Early requirement for alpha-SNAP and NSF in the secretory cascade in chromaffin cells.
Burgoyne RD (1995) A role for soluble NSF attachment proteins (SNAPs) in regulated exocytosis in adrenal chromaffin cells.
"Brevenal inhibits Pacific ciguatoxin 1B-induced neurosecretion from bovine chromaffin cells"