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jugular glomus

 

Definition: a microscopic collection of chemoreceptor tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb; a tumor of this glomus may cause paralysis of the vocal cords, attacks of dizziness, blackouts, and nystagmus.

Synonym(s): glomus jugulareTA

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