From Big Medical Encyclopedia

CAROTID GLOME (glomus caroticum; lat. glomus ball, ball; [arteria] of carotis, carotidis carotid artery; synonym: carotid gland, intersleepy ball, intersleepy paraganglion) — the dense ovoidny body located in the place of division of the general carotid artery, consisting of hromaffinotsit between to-rymi is located a capillary network, neuroplex and a large number of various receptors — cm Paragangliya .