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Apudomas

Apudomas

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Published by: ibnbasheer on Jan 14, 2009
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APUDOMAS (Diffuse EndocrineSystem
)
 J. O. OgunbiyiDepartment of PathologyUniversity CollegeHospitalIbadan, Nieria
 
Introduction
 These are tumours of APUD cells. Somesecrete the normalhormone of theirpresumptive cell of origin and are called
orthoendocrine
.
 
 The APUD cells derive theirname from the initial lettersassociated with their threemost important properties:
A high content of 
a
mines
 The capacity for amine
p
recursor
u
ptake
 The presence of amino acid
d
ecarboxylase, which convertsamino acids into amines.

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