oxyphil


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ox·y·phil

, oxyphile (ok'sē-fil, -fīl),
1. Oxyphil cell.
2. Synonym(s): eosinophilic leukocyte
3. Synonym(s): oxyphilic
[G. oxys, sour, acid, + philos, fond]

oxyphil

/oxy·phil/ (ok´se-fil)
1. (in pl.) Askanazy cells.
2. (in pl.) oxyphil cells.

oxyphil

adjective Acidophilic, oxyphilic.
 
noun
(1) Eosinophil.
(2) Oxyphil cell (parathyroid).

ox·y·phil

, oxyphile (ok'sē-fil, -fīl)
1. Oxyphil cell.
2. Synonym(s): eosinophilic leukocyte.
3. Synonym(s): oxyphilic.
[G. oxys, sour, acid, + philos, fond]

ox·y·phil

, oxyphile (ok'sē-fil, -fīl)
1. Oxyphil cell.
2. Synonym(s): eosinophilic leukocyte.
3. Synonym(s): oxyphilic.
[G. oxys, sour, acid, + philos, fond]

oxyphil

1. Hürthle cell.
2. oxyphilic, i.e. stainable with an acid dye.

oxyphil cell
acidophilic cells found in parathyroid gland.
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1949) (15) stated that great majority of adenomatous nodules of oxyphil cells are highly vascular with widely patent capillaries filled with blood.
1939) (9) studied parathyroid tissues in great details from 428 autopsied cases and observed oxyphil cells having acidophilic granular cytoplasm.
19 5 7) (22) stated that mitotic figures are seen in the oxyphil cells.
C(1984) (26) that oxyphil cells may represent a non-secretary stage in life cycle of chief cells.
1996) (28) reported that the oxyphil cells are the result of proliferation of mitochondria in the chief cells.
1961) (31) demonstrated a high level of activity of a wide variety of oxidative enzymes in the oxyphil cells.
19 5 5) (32) stated that oxyphil cells may be degenerate forms of chief cells.
More number of oxyphil cells having mitochondria in the form of eosinophilic granules and more amount of stromal fat probably leads to reduction in parathormone level in females.
Chief cells transformed into oxyphil cells resulting into less amount of parathormone leads to osteoporosis.