Aschoff cell

Asch·off cell

a large cell component of rheumatic nodules in the myocardium with a characteristic nucleus and relatively little cytoplasm.
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Aschoff cell

A large cell with basophilic cytoplasm and a large vesicular nucleus, often multinucleated.
See also: Aschoff, Ludwig
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Karl Ludwig, German pathologist, 1866-1942.
Aschoff bodies - a form of granulomatous inflammation characteristically observed in acute rheumatic carditis. Synonym(s): Aschoff nodules
Aschoff cell - a large-cell component of rheumatic nodules in the myocardium.
Aschoff nodules - Synonym(s): Aschoff bodies
node of Aschoff and Tawara - a small node of modified cardiac muscle that gives rise to the atrioventricular bundle of the conduction system of the heart. Synonym(s): atrioventricular node; Tawara node
Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses - see under Rokitansky
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