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

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