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Chromaffin cells are seen in which among the following?
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- The adrenal medulla is composed of large, pale-staining polyhedral cells arranged in cords or clumps and supported by a reticular fiber network.
- A profuse supply of sinusoidal capillaries intervenes between adjacent cords and a few parasympathetic ganglion cells are present.
- Medullary parenchymal cells, known as chromaffin cells, arise from neural crest cells, as do the postganglionic neurons of sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia.
- Chromaffin cells can be considered modified sympathetic postganglionic neurons, lacking axons and dendrites and specialized as secretory cells.
Reference: Mescher AL. Endocrine Glands. In: Mescher AL. eds. Junqueira’s Basic Histology, 14e. Reference link
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