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acinus

 [as´ĭ-nus] (pl. a´cini) (L.)
any of the smallest lobules of a compound gland.
liver acinus the smallest functional unit of the liver, a mass of liver parenchyma that is supplied by terminal branches of the portal vein and hepatic artery and drained by a terminal branch of the bile duct.
 Liver acinus: Hepatic lobules are represented by hexagons (solid lines); liver acinus is represented by rhombus (dotted line). From Dorland's, 2000.
pulmonary acinus terminal respiratory unit.

ac·i·ni

(as'i-nī),
Plural of acinus.

acini

Plural of acinus, see there.

acini

 Plural of acinus, eg, milk-producing glands of breast

ac·i·ni

(as'i-nī)
Plural of acinus.
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Although male and female acini, as well as gametes, were examined, no signal was identified from the application of either the general bacterial probe or the methanotroph-specific probe.
As a consequence of the above studies, the rates of ethanol metabolism via the oxidative and the nonoxidative pathways recently have been compared in rat pancreatic acini incubated with the same concentration of alcohol (100 micromole (2) [[micro]M]).
Acini are expanded by cells with vacuolated cytoplasm and marked nuclear pleomorphism, features of apocrine ductal carcinoma in situ (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X40).
Ducts and acini are lined with flattened epithelium which lack true papillae.
Here, we demonstrated that SFN decreased production of inflammatory mediators including TNF-[alpha], IL-1[beta], and IL-6 and inhibited NF-[kappa]B activation in cerulein-treatment acini or mice.
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From among the patients undergoing PD in Tampere University Hospital, six individuals were chosen for the study based on the histopathology of the cut edge of the pancreas: three with acinar-cell-rich pancreas (>40% acini on the cut edge) and three with fibrotic pancreas (>60% fibrosis on the cut edge).
Standardized scoring categories were as follows: (i) epithelial cell exfoliation and shedding: grade 0--normal architecture; grade 1--less than 50% of acini showed epithelial cell exfoliation; grade 2-50% of acini showed epithelial cell exfoliation; and grade 3-greater than 50% of acini showed epithelial cell exfoliation; (ii) epithelial cell necrosis: grade 0--normal architecture; grade 1--less than 50% epithelial cell necrosis; grade 2-50% epithelial cell necrosis; and grade 3--greater than 50% epithelial cell necrosis; (iii) inflammatory cell infiltrate: grade 0--normal architecture; grade 1--minor focal infiltrate; grade 2--severe focal and minor diffuse infiltrate; and grade 3--severe diffuse infiltrate.
The smears showed malignant cells scattered singly, arranged in dyscohesive groups and clusters with branching capillaries, cords and ill formed acini. Cells showed anisonucleosis.
The volume densities of exocrine acini (VvA), islets of Langerhans (VvL), excretory ducts (VvD) and interlobar spaces (septae) (VvS) were determined in the pancreas.