Ageing of the carotid body.


The ageing process is characterized by a decline in several physiological functions resulting in a reduced capability to maintain homeostasis. The lowered homeostatic capacity seems to involve the carotid body (CB), whose role is to modulate ventilation and tissue oxygen supply. It thus plays a prime role in all ageing processes. Ageing causes marked… (More)
DOI: 10.1113/JP275300


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@article{Giulio2018AgeingOT, title={Ageing of the carotid body.}, author={Camillo Di Giulio}, journal={The Journal of physiology}, year={2018} }