Zuckerkandl's bodies

Synonym for para-aortic bodies ... Small masses of chromaffin cells found near the sympathetic ganglia along the abdominal aorta. They serve as chemoreceptors responsive to oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen ion concentration, and help to control respiration. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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