"Aortic Bodies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Small clusters of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the ARCH OF THE AORTA; the PULMONARY ARTERIES; and the CORONARY ARTERIES. The aortic bodies sense PH; CARBON DIOXIDE; and OXYGEN concentrations in the BLOOD and participate in the control of RESPIRATION. The aortic bodies should not be confused with the PARA-AORTIC BODIES in the abdomen (which are sometimes also called aortic bodies).
- Aortic Bodies
- Aortic Body
- Bodies, Aortic
- Body, Aortic
- Vagal Body
- Bodies, Vagal
- Body, Vagal
- Vagal Bodies
- Glomus Vagale
- Vagale, Glomus
- Aortic Glomus
- Glomus, Aortic
- Glomus Aorticum
- Aorticum, Glomus
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