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Term: interrenal primordium chromaffin cell
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: interrenal primordium
Definition: Multi-tissue structure located in the kidney that develops into the interrenal gland.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001346]
Name: chromaffin cell
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.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009099]