adria cell

Adria Cell

A term of art for a myocyte seen in patients with adriamycin cardiotoxicity, which is characterised by central clumping of the nuclear chromatin by electron microscopy and mild cytoplasmic vacuolization.

adria cell

myocytic vacuolar degeneration; one of the manifestations of microscopic myocardial changes in dogs poisoned with the antineoplastic anthracycline antibiotics. The clinical picture is one of congestive heart failure.