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. Which of the statements about the carotid body is true?
A. It is located at the bifurcation of the maxillary and superficial temporal arteries
B. It senses changes in blood pressure
C. It is innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve
D. It is a swelling in the walls of the carotid artery
E. It is an aggregate of lymphoid tissue






the answer is C


yes my mistake,carotid body ,peripheral chemoreceptor by 9th nerve


yEAP c it is innvervated by the glossopharyneal nerve


hello.. c is ok.. i agree but y is b wrong!!??


oops!!ok i got it i always confuse between carotid body and carotid sinus.


carotid sinus __________ blood pressure
carotid body ____________ respiratory rate





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