serous demilunes

se·rous dem·i·lunes

the serous cells at the distal end of a mucous, tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands (for example, sublingual).

Giannuzzi,

Giuseppe, Italian anatomist, 1839-1876.
Giannuzzi crescents - the serous cells at the distal end of a mucous, tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands. Synonym(s): Giannuzzi demilunes; serous demilunes
Giannuzzi demilunes - Synonym(s): Giannuzzi crescents

Heidenhain,

Rudolph P., German histologist and physiologist, 1834-1897.
Biondi-Heidenhain stain - see under Biondi
Heidenhain azan stain - a technique to stain nuclei and erythrocytes red, muscle orange, glia fibrils reddish, mucin blue, and collagen and reticulum dark blue.
Heidenhain crescents - the serous cells at the distal end of a mucous, tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands. Synonym(s): Heidenhain demilunes; serous demilunes
Heidenhain demilunes - Synonym(s): Heidenhain crescents
Heidenhain iron hematoxylin stain - an iron alum hematoxylin stain used for staining muscle striations and mitotic structures blue-black.
Heidenhain law - glandular secretion is always accompanied by an alteration in the structure of the gland.
Heidenhain pouch - a small sac or pouch of the stomach fashioned for the purpose of obtaining gastric juice and for studying gastric secretion in physiologic experiments.
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The mucous acini have clear cellular limits; the nuclei are confined to the basal cytoplasm and are capped by large serous demilunes. The acinar lumen is small and irregular.
5), been almost exclusively formed by mucous acini with scarce and small serous demilunes. The mucous cells were only slightly stained whit AB and reacted strongly to PAS.
The sublingual gland is mixed, composed of mucous acini with scattered serous demilunes.
The serous component of this lobe is formed by serous demilunes formations and occasionally there are serous acini (Figs.
It has a series of small ducts (eight-twenty) known as ducts of Rivinus opening along the sublingual folds1,2 and a large duct known as Bartholin's duct opening along with submandibular duct.3,4 Histologically, sublingual gland is a mixed mucous gland with mucous acini capped with serous demilunes.3 Salivary glands in addition to production of saliva are also associated with production of various growth factors such as transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-[alpha]), epidermal growth factor (EGF), hepatic growth factor (HGF) and Nerve growth factor (NGF)4 and secretion of peptides, proteases, amylase, renin, nerve growth factor, kallikreins and glucagon.5,6
The mean number of serous demilunes in "a" and "b" parts of right and left gland was calculated and their difference was statistically insignificant (p Greater than 0.05, table-1).