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glo·mus

 (glō′məs)
n. pl. glom·er·a (glŏm′ər-ə)
A small body, such as the carotid body, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and supporting structures.

[Latin.]

glomus

(ˈɡləʊməs)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a small anastomosis in an artery or vein
Translations

glo·mus

n. L. glomo, bola, grupo de arteriolas conectadas directamente a las venas, ricas en inervación.
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Indeed, the TNF receptors, namely, TNF-r1 and TNF-r2, are expressed, respectively, in the typeI glomus cell and endothelial cell of the cat carotid body [20].
The hypoxia response element within the carotid body is the glomus cell. [K.sup.+] channels on the plasmatic membrane of the glomus cells are inhibited during hypoxia, promoting cell depolarisation, [Ca.sup.2+] influx, and transmitter release.
There is increase in intracapsular pressure due to contraction of myofilaments of glomus cell and this increase in pressure causes pain, which is carried by unmyelinated nerve fibres.
Benign tumors consisting of glomus cells may be subdivided into two types: glomus tumors and glomuvenous malformations or glomangiomas.
Histologically, this is a well-circumscribed lesion, characterised by solid aggregates of glomus cells around small capillary sized vessels in a myxoid or hyalinised stroma.
Glomus tumor is a mesenchymal tumor comprising smooth muscle cells known as glomus cells; it is responsible for thermoregulation (1).
Glomus cells of the carotid body, such as chromaffin cells of fetal adrenal medulla, are specialized in sensing local oxygen tension in mammals [9] and can undergo anatomical changes if exposed to chronic hypoxia [10].