enteroendocrine cellsmedical dictionary

Cell's with granules that may be either argentaffinic or argyrophilic; the cell's, scattered throughout the digestive tract, are of several varieties and are believed to produce at least 20 different gastrointestinal hormones and neurotransmitters.

Synonyms: enterochromaffin cells, Kulchitsky cells.

(05 Mar 2000)