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Aortic Bodies MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Aortic Bodies
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.500.600.050
A08.800.950.500.600.050
A11.671.650.915.500.600.050
Unique ID
D001016
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001016
Annotation
do not confuse with PARA-AORTIC BODIES
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
Aortic Glomus
Glomus Aorticum
Glomus Vagale
Vagal Body
NLM Classification #
WL 102.9
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under PARAGANGLIA, NONCHROMAFFIN 1975-90
Online Note
search PARAGANGLIA, NONCHROMAFFIN 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under PARAGANGLIA, NONCHROMAFFIN 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Aortic Bodies Preferred
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