paraganglia

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paraganglion

 [par″ah-gang´gle-on] (pl. paragan´glia)
a collection of chromaffin cells, derived from neural ectoderm, occurring outside of the adrenal medulla, most commonly near the sympathetic ganglia and in relation to the aorta and its branches. Most, if not all, of the paraganglia secrete epinephrine or norepinephrine.

par·a·gan·gli·a

(par'ă-gang'glē-ă),
Plural of paraganglion.

par·a·gan·gli·a

(par'ă-gang'glē-ă)
Plural of paraganglion.

paraganglia

(păr″ă-găng′lē-ă) paraganglion [″ + ganglion, knot]
Groups of chromaffin cells, similar in staining reaction to cells of the adrenal medulla, associated anatomically and embryologically with the sympathetic system. They are located in various organs and parts of the body.