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Unformatted text preview: producing a different chemical messenger Stomach Histology: Stomach * The parietal cells (Oxyntic Cells) are easily seen as large, eosinophilic cells scattered in a background of more basophilic chief cells. * These are very easy to identify because they look like "fried eggs", * the other type of cells are Chief Cells, Histology: Stomach * The parietal cell ( PC ) is large, round, and eosinophilic, thanks to its cytoplasmic complement of mitochondria. Since these cells have a high demand for ATP to drive the pumps that push sodium out of the cytoplasm into the lumen of the stomach, mitochondria are abundant. Digestive System * The chief cell ( CC ) has deeply basophilic basal regions, indicative of the presence of large amounts of RER. At its apical end, the chief cell has granular inclusions; these are the packets of enzymes waiting to be released....
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