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Juxtaglomerular Apparatus MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Juxtaglomerular Apparatus
Tree Number(s)
A05.810.453.324.359.520
A05.810.453.736.520.520
Unique ID
D007606
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007606
Scope Note
A complex of cells consisting of juxtaglomerular cells, extraglomerular mesangium lacis cells, the macula densa of the distal convoluted tubule, and granular epithelial peripolar cells. Juxtaglomerular cells are modified SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS found in the walls of afferent glomerular arterioles and sometimes the efferent arterioles. Extraglomerular mesangium lacis cells are located in the angle between the afferent and efferent glomerular arterioles. Granular epithelial peripolar cells are located at the angle of reflection of the parietal to visceral angle of the renal corpuscle.
NLM Classification #
WJ 301
See Also
Renin
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(64)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Juxtaglomerular Apparatus Preferred
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