carotid body

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a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries

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The cells came from the carotid bodies, two tiny glands in the neck that sense when oxygen in the blood is running low.
After 3 to 5 months, the researchers transferred cells from the monkeys' carotid bodies to the putamen, an area of the brain damaged in Parkinson's.