Centroacinar cell

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Centroacinar cell
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Latincellula centroacinosa
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

Centroacinar cells are spindle-shaped cells in the exocrine pancreas. They represent an extension of the intercalated duct into each pancreatic acinus.[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.

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]

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1204 of 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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