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(Science: oncology, tumour) A tumour of the adrenal gland which produces catecholamines (noradrenaline and adrenaline). Although the tumour is usually benign it produces hypertension, pounding headaches, tachycardia, palpitations, apprehension, facial flushing, nausea and vomiting.

A diagnosis can be made using a urine test which measures the quantity of adrenaline byproducts. Adrenal tumours may be detected by CT, mRI or a nuclear scan of the adrenal glands.

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tissue culture: using collagen and poly-Dlysine (glass slide

Im trying to grow PC12 cells (from rat adrenal pheochromocytoma) on glass slides. I used another lab's protocol using poly-D lysine, washed and then added collagen. This protocol has worked for this cell line before but I cant seem to repeat it ...

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by egn16
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tissue culture: using collagen and poly-Dlysine (glass slide
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