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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries that monitors changes in the oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiratory activity.

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  • n. a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; monitors oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiration

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