Aortic Bodies


Aortic Body

Aortic Glomus

Aorticum, Glomus

Bodies, Aortic

Bodies, Vagal

Body, Aortic

Body, Vagal

Glomus Aorticum

Glomus Vagale

Glomus, Aortic

Vagal Bodies

Vagal Body

Vagale, Glomus

Small clusters of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the ARCH OF THE AORTA; the PULMONARY ARTERIES; and the CORONARY ARTERIES. The aortic bodies sense PH; CARBON DIOXIDE; and OXYGEN concentrations in the BLOOD and participate in the control of RESPIRATION. The aortic bodies should not be confused with the PARA-AORTIC BODIES in the abdomen (which are sometimes also called aortic bodies).