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Carotid Body

"Carotid Body" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A small cluster of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery. The carotid body, which is richly supplied with fenestrated capillaries, senses the pH, carbon dioxide, and oxygen concentrations in the blood and plays a crucial role in their homeostatic control.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Carotid Body" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Carotid Body" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1996 and 2010
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