carotid body definition

  • noun:
    • A chemoreceptor found close to the bifurcations associated with carotid arteries that screens changes in the oxygen content associated with the blood and helps control respiratory activity.
    • a chemoreceptor found nearby the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; screens oxygen content of the blood and assists control respiration

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