atrophic gastritis

ECL (enterochromaffin-like) cell hyperplasia

ECL cell hyperplasia refers to an increase in the number of enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells within the stomach lining. ECL cells are neuroendocrine cells that play an important role in the regulation of acid production in the stomach. Where are ECL (enterochromaffin-like) cells normally found, and what do they do? ECL cells are normally found in …
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Atrophic gastritis

Atrophic gastritis is a medical condition where inflammation causes the lining of the stomach to become thin and damaged over time. This thinning primarily affects the glands that produce stomach acid and digestive enzymes, reducing stomach function. This condition is significant because it can interfere with food digestion and nutrient absorption and may increase the …
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