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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  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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