pheochromocyte

phe·o·chro·mo·cyte

(fē'ō-krō'mō-sīt),
A chromaffin cell of a sympathetic paraganglion, medulla of an adrenal gland, or a pheochromocytoma.
[pheochrome + G. kytos, cell]

pheochromocyte

/pheo·chro·mo·cyte/ (-kro´mah-sīt) chromaffin cell.

phe·o·chro·mo·cyte

(fē'ō-krō'mŏ-sīt)
A chromaffin cell of a sympathetic paraganglion, medulla of a suprarenal gland, or of a pheochromocytoma.
Synonym(s): phaeochromocyte.
[pheochrome + G. kytos, cell]

pheochromocyte

a chromaffin cell.
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Characterized by high secretion of catecholamines, pheochromocytoma is a tumour that originates from pheochromocytes in the medullar portion of the adrenal glands.
Phenylethanolamine N-methyl transferase (PNMT), an enzyme localized in adrenal chromaffin cells and pheochromocytes, leads to the methylation onto the amino group of norepinephrine to produce epinephrine.
The pheochromocytes showed diffuse strong positivity for chromo-granin-A in immunohistochemical examination (Figure 1d).