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Mesh term Enterochromaffin Cells

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Chromaffin System
Enteroendocrine Cells
Gastric Mucosa
Immune System


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).

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