acinar cell


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ac·i·nar cell

any secreting cell lining an acinus, applied especially to the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic enzymes, to distinguish them from the cells of ducts and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.
Synonym(s): acinous cell

acinar cell

[as′inər]
Etymology: L, acinus, grape
a cell of the tiny lobules of a compound gland or similar saclike structure, such as an alveolus.

ac·i·nar cell

(as'i-năr sel)
Any secreting cell lining an acinus, especially applied to the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic juice and enzymes to distinguish them from the cells of ducts and the islets of Langerhans.
Synonym(s): acinous cell.

acinar cell

A cell present in the acinus of an acinous gland, e.g., of the pancreas.
See also: cell
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They confirmed experimentally in vivo and in vitro that decreasing pH (acidifying) increases the sensitivity of the acinar cells to zymogen activation.
Acinar cells produce and store proteases, amylase and lipase, while ductal cells manufacture bicarbonate-rich fluid.
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3) It is curious to note that while the overwhelming majority of the pancreatic parenchyma is composed of acinar cells, acinar cell carcinoma is an extremely rare subtype of pancreatic carcinoma (< 1% of all pancreatic tumors).