oxyphil cell


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ox·y·phil cell

cells of the parathyroid gland that increase in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid gland; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.

ox·y·phil cell

(ok'sē-fil sel)
Cell of the parathyroid gland that increases in number with age; the cytoplasm contains numerous mitochondria and stains with eosin. Similar cells, and tumors composed of them, are found in salivary glands and the thyroid; in the latter, also called Hürthle cell.
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A cytochemical study of oxidative enzyme in the parathyroid oxyphil cell and their functional significance.
Early appearance of Oxyphil Cell (Golden Arrow) in a 7-year-old Child
Quantitative assessment regarding number and diameter of chief cells and oxyphil cells and total number of cells were recorded.
Diameter of chief cells and oxyphil cells were measured under 100x objective with a horizontal eyepiece micrometre called "graticule." The graticule was calibrated with a stage micrometre.
Regression analysis was done as the appropriate statistical method to observe the dependence of various parameters, such as number and diameter of chief cells and oxyphil cells with age.
Increases in both perfusion and functional activity and targeting of abundant mitochondria-rich oxyphil cells seem to be relevant mechanisms of uptake.
Oxyphil cells: Oxyphil cells were observed and quantitatively studied.
DISCUSSION: The present study was carried out to reveal sexual differences about stromal fat & oxyphil cells in adult human parathyroid glands.
Present study revealed that oxyphil cells were less numerous than chief cells, placed either at periphery of gland adjacent to capsule or in the centre of gland.
(2005) (12) quoted oxyphil cells as less numerous than the chief cells.
(1949) (15) quoted that oxyphil cells are arranged as continuous masses & anastomosing columns whereas Gardner D.
Step serial sections of the right inferior parathyroid showed one cluster of WCCs, but otherwise the gland consisted almost entirely of chief cells, with rare small clusters of transitional oxyphil and oxyphil cells. Microscopic examination of the biopsy specimen of the left inferior parathyroid gland showed only chief cells.