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juxtaglomerular cells

 

Definition: 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

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