jugular glomus


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jug·u·lar glo·mus

a microscopic collection of chemoreceptor tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb; a tumor of this glomus may cause paralysis of the vocal cords, attacks of dizziness, blackouts, and nystagmus.
Synonym(s): glomus jugulare [TA]

jug·u·lar glo·mus

(jŭg'yū-lăr glō'mŭs)
A microscopic collection of chemoreceptor tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb; a tumor of this glomus may cause paralysis of the vocal cords, attacks of dizziness, blackouts, and nystagmus.