Centroacinar cell

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Centroacinar cell
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Latin cellula centroacinosa
Gray's p.1204
Code TH H3.
Anatomical terminology

Centroacinar cells are spindle-shaped cells in the exocrine pancreas. Centroacinar cells are an extension of the intercalated duct cells into each pancreatic acinus.[1] The intercalated ducts take the bicarbonate to intralobular ducts which become lobular ducts. These lobular ducts finally converge to form the main pancreatic duct.[1]

These cells are commonly known as duct cells, and secrete an aqueous bicarbonate solution under stimulation by the hormone secretin. They also secrete mucin.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

  1. ^ a b Wendy Lackey M.A. (February 2011). "lectures ession 12". Oral Cavity and Upper GI tract (coursepack from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine). p. 327. 

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