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a cell that stains with chromic salts; found in adrenal medulla and paraganglia of the sympathetic nervous system.
chro·maf·fin cell(krō-maf'in sel)
A cell that stains with chromic salts in medulla of the suprarenal gland and paraganglia of the sympathetic nervous system.
A cell that produces, stores, and secretes catecholamines (dopamine and norepinephrine). Chromaffin cells are found in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in small clusters in the sympathetic ganglia.
See also: cell