enterochromaffin cell

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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'.
See also: cell
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Scattered neuroendocrine cells interspersed among basal cells (reminiscent of bronchial Kulchitsky cells) have been reported within the tumor.
Carcinoid tumours arise from the neuroendocrine cells of the bronchial epithelium known as Kulchitsky cells and comprise 4% of all lung malignancies.
(9) Contrary to the early theory of derivation from Kulchitsky cells, it is now believed that SCC of the bladder originates from the totipotent stem cells present in the submucosa of the bladder wall.
(1) Derived from Kulchitsky cells, these tumors can arise anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract or bronchial mucosa.
The normal neuroendocrine (NE) cells in the lung (known as Kulchitsky cells) are present as rare single cells or small cell clusters of 4 to 10 cells (known as neuroepithelial bodies) within bronchial and bronchiolar epithelium.