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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:abnormal carotid body physiology
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Definition:any functional anomaly in a small epithelioid structure consisting of a small cluster of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the bifurcation of the common carotid artery that serves as a chemoreceptive organ that senses the pH, carbon dioxide, and oxygen concentrations in the blood and plays a crucial role in their homeostatic control

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  mammalian phenotype 5415
    cardiovascular system phenotype 1371
      abnormal cardiovascular system physiology 1148
        abnormal vasculature physiology 69
          abnormal blood vessel physiology 69
            abnormal carotid body physiology 0
              abnormal supporting cell of carotid body physiology 0
              abnormal type I cell of carotid body physiology 0
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