"Para-Aortic Bodies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Small masses of chromaffin cells found near the SYMPATHETIC GANGLIA along the ABDOMINAL AORTA, beginning cranial to the superior mesenteric artery (MESENTERIC ARTERY, SUPERIOR) or renal arteries and extending to the level of the aortic bifurcation or just beyond. They are also called the organs of Zuckerkandl and sometimes called aortic bodies (not to be confused with AORTIC BODIES in the THORAX). The para-aortic bodies are the dominant source of CATECHOLAMINES in the FETUS and normally regress after BIRTH.
- Para-Aortic Bodies
- Bodies, Para-Aortic
- Body, Para-Aortic
- Para Aortic Bodies
- Para-Aortic Body
- Organs of Zuckerkandl
- Zuckerkandl Organ
- Zuckerkandl Organs
- Paraaortic Bodies
- Bodies, Paraaortic
- Body, Paraaortic
- Paraaortic Body
- Organ of Zuckerkandl
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