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CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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The present study showed the existence of few parafollicular cells that were mainly single and basally located (parafollicular position) in relation to follicular cells, such location is similar to that in the thyroids of adult pig and cattle (Igbokwe, 2013).
The base of the follicular cells and the parafollicular cells rested on a distinct basement membrane.
The parafollicular cells release calcitonin in response to elevated blood calcium.
Lymphoid follicle showing that parafollicular cells were markedly increased in number and arranged in an onion-skin appearance (B and C).
The second group of thyroid secretory cells is the C cells or parafollicular cells, which contain and secrete the hormone calcitonin.
Calcitonin is a 32-amino acid peptide that is synthesized and secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland.
C cells originate in the neural crest and reach their usual anatomic location as parafollicular cells in the thyroid via the ultimobranchial bodies that migrate to fuse with the lateral lobes of thyroid.