juxtaglomerular cell

noun

: any of a group of cells that are situated in the wall of each afferent arteriole of a kidney glomerulus near its point of entry adjacent to a macula densa and that produce and secrete renin

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“Juxtaglomerular cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/juxtaglomerular%20cell. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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