OBO ID: ZFA:0009099
Term Name: chromaffin cell Search Ontology:
Synonyms: phaeochromocyte
Definition: A cell that stores epinephrine secretory vesicles. During times of stress, the nervous system signals the vesicles to secrete their hormonal content. Their name derives from their ability to stain a brownish color with chromic salts. Characteristically, they are located in the adrenal medulla and paraganglia of the sympathetic nervous system.
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0000166, TAO:0009099
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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