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Carotid Body MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Carotid Body
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.500.600.150
A08.800.950.500.600.150
A11.671.650.915.500.600.150
Unique ID
D002344
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002344
Annotation
a nonchromaffin paraganglion
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Glomus Caroticum
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
See Also
Carotid Body Tumor
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Carotid Body Preferred
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