carotid body


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carotid body

n.
A chemoreceptor that is a body of vascular tissue near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries. It monitors changes in the oxygen content of the blood and helps to control respiratory activity.
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Noun1.carotid body - a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; monitors oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiration
chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
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Keywords: Carotid body tumors, Harmonic Scalpel, Internal carotid artery reconstruction, Internal carotid artery ligation, Paragangliomas.
The regulation role of carotid body peripheral chemoreceptors in physiological and pathophysiological conditions.
Carotid body tumours (CBTs) are exceptionally rare extra-adrenal neuro-endocrine neoplasms derived from neural crest tissue.
[8] documented a higher prevalence of carotid body paraganglioma in Peruvian adults living at high altitude in the Andes compared with those living at sea level, suggesting a link with chronic hypoxia.
Surgical treatment of the carotid body tumor: a 30-year experience.
SEVILLE, Spain, May 18, 2017-Scientists at the University of Seville and the Seville Institute of Biomedicine (IBiS) have just published a scientific article in which they show that mother cells from the adult carotid body can transform into blood vessels, as well as into neurons.
Other lesions include fungal infections, pituitary adenoma, schwannoma, neurofibroma, carotid body paraganglioma, craniopharyngioma, arachnoid cyst, medulloblastoma and medulloepithelioma.
Carotid body tumors, local tumors such as thyroid cancers, cervical lymphadenopathy, postradiation fibrosis, and internal carotid artery aneurysms, are known to cause carotid sinus sensitivity [5-7].
We present a case of synchronous ganglioneuroma and schwannoma mistaken for carotid body tumor.
[18] reported higher [P.sub.ET]C[O.sub.2] values after breath-holding in subjects with prior carotid body resections for asthma compared to healthy volunteers, which suggests great contributing of peripheral chemoreception.
Scientists believe blood pressure can rise when the carotid body "thermostat" is set too high.