parafollicular

par·a·fol·lic·u·lar

(par'ă-fo-lik'yū-lăr),
Associated spatially with a follicle.

parafollicular

close to a follicle.

parafollicular cell
a c cell of the thyroid gland.
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Calcitonin: Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland.
Medullary thyroid carcinoma originates from thyroid parafollicular or C cells and accounts for about 3% of all thyroid cancers.
Medullary thyroid cancer is a malignancy of the parafollicular cells and is often seen in such syndromes as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN).
Calcitonin is a polypeptide hormone secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland.
Calcitonin, which is involved in calcium homeostasis, is produced by the parafollicular C cells.
Cells from the neural crest descend to the ultimobranchial body and finally migrate to amalgamate with the thyroid tissue and form the parafollicular cells (C cells).
In the lymphoid tissues, variable numbers of lymphocytes and macrophages of the follicular and parafollicular areas were positive.
Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid (MCT) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm arising from the parafollicular cells that produce calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA).
Medullary thyroid carcinoma, unlike the previously discussed carcinomas, arises from parafollicular C cells.