Parafollicular Cells

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Parafollicular Cell
... Parafollicular cells (also called C cells) are cells in the thyroid that produce and secrete calcitonin ... These cells are large and have a pale stain compared with the follicular cells or colloid ... In teleost and avian species these cells occupy a structure outside of the thyroid gland named the ultimobranchial body ...

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