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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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Studies with acini or pancreatic acinar cells grown in the laboratory (i.
In addition, the intense enzyme reactivity was also detected in the acinar cells of the hepatopancreas.
Adenoma of the acinar cells was characterized microscopically by a discrete mass consisting of tubular and acinar structures composed of small acinar cells with brightly eosinophilic cytoplasm lacking zymogen granules.
The initial lesion is an edema involving connective tissue between the lobules of acinar cells associated with an infiltrate of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
Baum's research may be useful for patients who lack acinar cells and consequently can't produce enough saliva.
On rare occasions, the acinar cells may become malignant; acinar cell carcinoma is characterized by changes in both the appearance and organization of these cells.
Note that intraductal lesions with nonductal differentiation, such as acinar cell carcinoma, are not included in this category.
The identification of characteristic acinar cells and the granular basophilic cytoplasm is important.
After treatment with cerulein in the absence or the presence of SFN, pancreatic acinar cells were incubated with fluorescence dye DCFH-DA (Sigma-Aldrich, St.
7] The oral, hypoglycaemic drug, Glibenclamide and Glimepiride stimulates release of insulin from pancreatic acinar cells, probably by blocking an ATP-sensitive potassium channel.
Eighty to 95% of the pancreatic parenchyma is composed of acinar cells, which are dedicated to the exocrine functions of producing and secreting digestive enzymes, such as trypsinogen, lipase.