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acinar

[′as·ə·nər]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an acinus.
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Where did Banting get the idea that tying off the pancreatic duct might cause the acinar cells to degenerate and the pancreatic enzymes to disappear or become inactive?
Trypsinogen is central to the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis, which is caused by its unregulated activation to trypsin within pancreatic acinar cells.
In healthy volunteers, AQP-5 immunoreactivity was localized at both apical and basolateral membranes of the acinar cells.
The first phase is characterised by the premature activation of trypsin in acinar cells.
CFTR is present at higher levels in intralobular and proximal ductular epithelial cells and at lower levels in pancreatic acinar cells (12).
Collateral ventilation allows for lateral air movement between acinar units.
10,11) Scoring systems were adjusted in the following manner: (i) each lung field was divided into 4 equal quadrants; (ii) the left lower medial quadrant was excluded from the scoring because the heart often obscures the lung field in that quadrant; and (iii) each quadrant was then scored on a scale of 0-3, with a maximum score of 21 (0 = normal, 1 = subtle increased interstitial markings, 2 = prominent interstitial opacities, 3 = confluent interstitial and acinar opacities).
They are composed of two parts, the acinar region or secretory end piece and the ductal region.
Pancreatic tissue can be differentiated from hepatic tissue by its acinar arrangement.