Enterochromaffin cell | definition of enterochromaffin cell by Medical dictionary
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enterochromaffin cell Abbreviation: 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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Most AET are serotonin-producing enterochromaffin cell
tumors (Figure 1, c).
Two cells of interest in the brain-gut axis are pinealocytes and enterochromaffin cells
It is thought that chemotherapeutic agents produce nausea and vomiting by releasing serotonin from the enterochromaffin cells
of the small intestine and that the released serotonin then activates 5-HT[sub.