aortic paraganglion

aortic paraganglion

[ā′ȯrd·ik ‚pa·rə′gaŋ·glē‚än]
(anatomy)
A structure in vertebrates belonging to the chromaffin system and found on the front of the abdominal aorta near the mesenteric arteries. Also known as aortic body; organs of Zuckerkandl.
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