juxtacapillary

juxtacapillary

close to a capillary.

juxtacapillary receptor
located in the lung, reportedly stimulated by lung congestion and edema. Called also J receptor.
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Juxtacapillary (J) receptors, which are found in the alveolar walls, sense the filling of the pulmonary capillaries and simulate rapid shallow breathing.