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- adj. Describing epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa that contain serotonin; they are stained using chromium salts
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Using ultrafast optical measuring methods, the researchers were able to demonstrate that mediators from mast cells and enterochromaffin cells directly activate the nerve cells in the bowel.
They manifest from neural crest tissue and, more particularly, from enterochromaffin cells, whose final resting location right after embryonic migration is together the submucosal layer of the intestines and pulmonary bronchi ….
Carcinoid is a rare malignancy originating from enterochromaffin cells and is clinically characterized by flushing, diarrhea and bronchospasm, due to secretion of vasoactive substances.
Carcinoid syndrome is a chronic condition that is the result of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors that usually originate from enterochromaffin cells in the gastrointestinal tract.