Acidophilic cell

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In the broadest sense, an acidophilic cell is understood to be a cell that is acidophilic , that is, one that can be stained by acidic dyes such as eosin . In the anterior pituitary lobe , however, a distinction is usually made between acidophilic, basophilic and chromophobic cells. The acidophilic cells in the anterior pituitary gland include the somatropin- producing cells and the prolactin- producing cells, which, however, cannot be distinguished from one another in the histological section.

Individual evidence

  1. Hans-Georg Liebich: Functional histology of domestic mammals. Schattauer Verlag, 2004, ISBN 978-3-794-52311-5 , pp. 170-173.
  2. Renate Lüllmann-Rauch: Pocket Textbook Histology , Thieme, Stuttgart New York, 5th edition, 2015, p. 470, ISBN 978-3-13-129245-2