corpus cardiacum

corpus cardiacum

[′kȯr·pəs ‚kärd·ē′ak·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of separate or fused bodies of nervous tissue in many insects that lie posterior to the brain and dorsal to the esophagus and that function in the storage and secretion of brain hormone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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13), so that neurosecretions accumulate inside the cells in large amounts, while their axons appear cleared, with neurosecretory material not passing to the corpus cardiacum in the normal pathway.
migratoria have a very slow transport rate ofneurosecretory proteins to the corpus cardiacum. On the other hand, the transport of labeled protein from the brain to the corpus cardiacum and its release has been observed at a very low level in azadirachtin-treated L.

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