Parenchymatous cell of corpus pineale
parenchymatous cell of corpus pineale --> pinealocyte
A cell of the pineal body with long processes ending in bulbous expansions. Pinealocytes receive a direct innervation from sympathetic neurons that form recognizable synapses. The club-shaped endings of pinealocyte processes terminate in perivascular spaces surrounding capillaries.
Origin: pineal _ G. Kytos, cell