paraaortic bodies

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par·a·a·or·tic bod·ies

(par'ă-ā-ōr'tik bod'ēz)
Small masses of chromaffin tissue found near the sympathetic ganglia along the abdominal aorta; they are more prominent during fetal life. The chromaffin cells secrete norepinephrine; chemoreceptive endings monitor levels of blood gases.
Synonym(s): corpora para-aortica [TA] , Zuckerkandl bodies.

Zuckerkandl,

Emil, Austrian anatomist, 1849-1910.
organs of Zuckerkandl - Synonym(s): Zuckerkandl bodies
Zuckerkandl bodies - small masses of chromaffin tissue found near the sympathetic ganglia along the aorta. Synonym(s): organs of Zuckerkandl; paraaortic bodies
Zuckerkandl convolution - Synonym(s): subcallosal gyrus
Zuckerkandl fascia - the posterior layer of the renal fascia.
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