carotid body

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a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries

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7] Paraganglioma unlike pheochromocytoma are rarely functional and mostly arise in glomus jugulrae or carotid bodies (80-90% of cases).
Neoplasms of these cells are termed chemodectomas or nonchromaffin paragangliomas (JOHNSON, 1968; CAPEN, 2002), and are frequently described in the aortic and carotid bodies of domestic animals (CAPEN, 2002).
A progressive involution to complete obliteration at puberty is the rule for most paraganglionic cells--one exception being the carotid bodies.
For example, ATP transmits information about blood-oxygen concentrations from sensors called carotid bodies to nerves.
Most of the peripheral chemoreceptors that help regulate breathing are located on the carotid bodies.