Intracellular Studies of Carotid Body Cells: Effects of Temperature, “Natural” Stimuli and Chemical Substances

  • C. Eyzaguirre
  • Margarita Baron
  • R. Gallego
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 78)


The carotid body consists of clusters of small cells which have received several names such as epithelioid, glomus, chemoreceptor, etc., in addition to a network of nerve fibers and capillaries. The glomus cells, more recently, have been designated as type I and are surrounded by another type of cell which has been designated as sustentacular, capsular, satellite or type II.


Nerve Ending Carotid Body Input Resistance Bathing Medium Glomus Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Eyzaguirre
    • 1
  • Margarita Baron
    • 1
  • R. Gallego
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysiologyUniv. of Utah College of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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