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chro·maf·fin

(krō'maf-in), Avoid the mispronunciation chromaf'fin.
Giving a brownish yellow reaction with chromic salts; denoting certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia.
See also: chromaffin reaction.
Synonym(s): chromaphil, chromatophil (3) , chromophil (3) , chromophile, pheochrome (1)
[chrom- + L. affinis, affinity]

chromaffin

/chro·maf·fin/ (kro-maf´in) staining strongly with chromium salts, as the chromaffin cells.

chromaffin

(krō′mə-fĭn)
adj.
Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.

chromaffin

[krō′məfin]
Etymology: Gk, chroma, color; L, affin, affinity
having an affinity for staining with chromium salts, especially brown staining of the cells of the adrenal, coccygeal, and carotid glands; certain cells of the adrenal medulla; and cells of the paraganglions. Also called chromaphil [krō′məfil] .

chro·maf·fin

(krō-maf'in, krōmaf-in)
Giving a brownish yellow reaction with chromic salts; denoting certain cells in the medulla of the suprarenal glands and in paraganglia.
Synonym(s): chromatophil (3) , chromophil (3) , chromophile, pheochrome (1) .
[chrom- + L. affinis, affinity]

chromaffin

Able to be easily stained with coloured chromium salts.

chromaffin

taking up and staining strongly with chromium salts.

chromaffin reaction
application of Zenker's solution to the flat cut surface of freshly excised chromaffin tumor forms a dark pigment within 20 minutes.
chromaffin tissue
a tissue composed largely of chromaffin cells, well supplied with nerves and vessels; it occurs in the adrenal medulla and also forms the paraganglia of the body, e.g. the carotid bodies, along with the sympathetic nerves, and in other organs.
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Age-dependent regulation of chromaffin cell proliferation by growth factors, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and DHEA sulfate.
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The cells, called chromaffin cells, have large vesicles, 200 nanometers (nm) across.
Abstract: Pheochromocytomas are rare chromaffin cell tumors, 90% of which arise from the adrenal glands.
They may cause significant lower cranial nerve deficits due to mass effect, and as part of the chromaffin cell system (including pheochromocytomas), they may also actively secrete catecholamines.
14) There are also interesting reports of adrenal medullary transplant or purified adrenal chromaffin cells' transplant for the managemant of chronic pain, (15) and pain of central origin after spinal cord hemisection, (16) and in cases of intractable cancer pain.
The hypothesis is that bovine adrenal chromaffin cells express multiple subtypes that can be identified using receptor protection assays.
AdreView may increase release of norepinephrine from chromaffin granules and produce a transient episode of hypertension, although this was not observed in the clinical study.
Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a catecholamine-secreting tumour from chromaffin cells of the embryonic neural crest.
A phaeochromocytoma is a rare neuro-endocrine tumour of the paraganglionic chromaffin cells affecting 2-8 persons per million per year.