aortic body

(from the article `respiration, human`) ...independently with the responses of the carotid body to carbon dioxide and oxygen, which suggests that the same mechanisms are not used to sense ...
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Aortic body

The aortic body is one of several small clusters of chemoreceptors, baroreceptors, and supporting cells located along the aortic arch. ==Function== It measures changes in blood pressure and the composition of arterial blood flowing past it, including the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide and pH. The chemoreceptors responsible for sens...
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