Peripheral Chemoreceptors: The Silent Sentinels

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Peripheral chemoreceptors, situated in the carotid bodies and aortic arch, are pivotal in maintaining homeostasis by monitoring arterial levels of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and blood pH. These structures are integral to the respiratory control system, ensuring that gas exchange and acid-base balance are tightly regulated. Key Takeaways Peripheral chemoreceptors monitor arterial O2, CO2, … Read more