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carotid body

noun

Definition of CAROTID BODY

:  a small body of vascular tissue that adjoins the carotid sinus, functions as a chemoreceptor sensitive to change in the oxygen content of blood, and mediates reflex changes in respiratory activity
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First Known Use of CAROTID BODY

1925
Medical Dictionary

carotid body

noun

Medical Definition of CAROTID BODY

:  a small body of vascular tissue that adjoins the carotid sinus, functions as a chemoreceptor sensitive to change in the oxygen content of blood, and mediates reflex changes in respiratory activity—called also carotid gland, glomus caroticum

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