acidophil stem-cell adenoma

acidophil stem-cell adenoma
a rapidly growing plurihormonal adenoma; usually a null-cell adenoma, seen in young patients; its single cell type secretes both prolactin and growth hormone and is presumed to be a stem cell for both lactotrophs and somatotrophs.

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  • plurihormonal adenoma — an endocrine active adenoma that secretes two or more hormones, usually growth hormone and one or more of the glycoprotein types, so that its effects are similar to those of a combination of other adenomas such as the growth hormone–secreting… …   Medical dictionary

  • Prolactin cell — Code TH H3. Lactotrophs (also known as lactotrope, mammatroph, mammotroph, epsilon acidophil, prolactin cell, and lactotropic cell) are cells in the anterior pituitary which produce prolactin in response to signals including dopamine …   Wikipedia

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