juxtaglomerular cells

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jux·ta·glo·mer·u·lar cells

cells, located at the vascular pole of the renal corpuscle that secrete renin and form a component of the juxtaglomerular complex; they are modified smooth muscle cells primarily of the afferent arteriole of the renal glomerulus.
Synonym(s): Goormaghtigh cells

juxtaglomerular cells

Etymology: L, juxta, near, glomerulus, small ball, cella, storeroom
smooth myoepithelioid cells lining the glomerular end of the afferent arterioles in the kidney that are in opposition to the macula densa region of the early distal tubule. These cells synthesize and store renin and release it in response to decreased renal perfusion pressure, increased sympathetic nerve stimulation of the kidneys, or decreased sodium concentration in fluid in the distal tubule.

jux·ta·glo·mer·u·lar cells

(jŭks'tă-glō-mĕr'yū-lăr selz)
Cells located at the vascular pole of the renal corpuscle that secrete renin and form a component of the juxtaglomerular complex; they are modified smooth muscle cells primarily of the afferent arteriole of the renal glomerulus.

Goormaghtigh,

Norbert, Belgian physician, 1890-1960.
Goormaghtigh cells - modified smooth muscle cells primarily of the afferent arteriole of the renal glomerulus. Synonym(s): juxtaglomerular cells