enterochromaffin cell(redirected from Enterochromaffin cells)
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enterochromaffin cellAbbreviation: EC cell
An enteroendocrine cell that produces serotonin and is found in the small intestine. Enterochromaffin cells are very similar to the cells, found throughout the peripheral sympathetic nervous system, that are called simply 'chromaffin cells'.
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