juxtaglomerular granule


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jux·ta·glo·mer·u·lar gran·ule

osmophilic secretory granule present in juxtaglomerular cells, thought to contain renin.
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juxtaglomerular granule

A granule found within the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidneys. Juxtaglomerular cells secrete renin.
See also: granule
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