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Definition / General
Cite this page: Chromaffin. website. Accessed April 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Chromaffin cells have cytoplasmic granules that appear brown when fixed with a dichromate solution
  • Traditionally associated with adrenal medulla or extraadrenal paraganglion tissues (pheochromocytomas)
  • Types of stains for chromaffin include: Modified Giemsa, Schmorl's, Wiesel's