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Descriptor English:   Aortic Bodies 
Descriptor Spanish:   Cuerpos Aˇrticos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Corpos Aˇrticos 
Synonyms English:   Aortic Body
Aortic Glomus
Aorticum, Glomus
Bodies, Aortic
Bodies, Vagal
Body, Aortic
Body, Vagal
Glomus Aorticum
Glomus Vagale
Glomus, Aortic
Vagal Bodies
Vagal Body
Vagale, Glomus  
Tree Number:   A08.675.650.915.500.600.050
A08.800.950.500.600.050
A11.671.650.915.500.600.050
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with PARA-AORTIC BODIES
History Note English:   91(75); was see under PARAGANGLIA, NONCHROMAFFIN 1975-90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology PP physiopathology
RE radiation effects SU surgery
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   1021 
Unique Identifier:   D001016 

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