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Carotid Body

MeSH ID: D002344

DEFINITION: A small cluster of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery. The carotid body, which is richly supplied with fenestrated capillaries, senses the pH, carbon dioxide, and oxygen concentrations in the blood and plays a crucial role in their homeostatic control.

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abnormalities [Q000002] ; anatomy & histology [Q000033] ; blood supply [Q000098] ; chemistry [Q000737] ; cytology [Q000166] ; drug effects [Q000187] ; embryology [Q000196] ; enzymology [Q000201] ; growth & development [Q000254] ; immunology [Q000276] ; injuries [Q000293] ; metabolism [Q000378] ; microbiology [Q000382] ; parasitology [Q000469] ; pathology [Q000473] ; physiology [Q000502] ; physiopathology [Q000503] ; radiation effects [Q000528] ; radiography [Q000530] ; radionuclide imaging [Q000531] ; secretion [Q000557] ; surgery [Q000601] ; transplantation [Q000637] ; ultrasonography [Q000736] ; ultrastructure [Q000648] ; virology [Q000821]

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