NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,138 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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chromaffin cell
(KROH-muh-fin ...)
A type of cell that makes neurohormones (chemicals that are made by nerve cells and used to send signals to other cells) and releases them into the blood. Chromaffin cells make epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline). They are found in the adrenal glands or in groups of nerve cells called ganglia.