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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Yet another technique named "the internal to external (INT-EX) technique", described by Rao and team is a stepwise dissection technique of carotid body tumors from the internal carotid towards the external carotid artery16.
The glomic artery supply of carotid body tumors and implications for embolization.
Ng et al., "Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces local inflammation of the rat carotid body via functional upregulation of proinflammatory cytokine pathways," Histochemistry & Cell Biology, vol.
The carotid body is bilaterally located at the bifurcation of the carotid artery, which is structurally analogous to vagal paraganglia.
Normally, the carotid body acts to regulate the amount of oxygen and carbon-dioxide in the blood.
Carotid body tumors (CBTs), also known as paragangliomas, are among the tumors of neuroectodermal origin.
A 47 years old woman was found to have a carotid body tumor in an angiographic study (Figure 2a).
Alternatively, carotid body tumors arise medially at the bifurcations of the common carotid artery; these tumors are intimately attached to the origins of the occipital and ascending pharyngeal arteries (HUBBEN et al., 1960; DEAN & STRAFUSS, 1975).
Carotid body tumors are composed by two cells types: the type I cells are the chief or paraganglionic cells; the type II cells are the sustentacular cells.
AN has also been implicated in autonomic functions such as respiratory processing mediated by carotid body receptor (Banks and Harris 1988), suggesting that apart from the PVN, the AN also may be involved in stress-induced autonomic alterations.
The appearance was consistent with a glomus jugulare tumor with the differential diagnosis including other paragangliomas such as carotid body or intravagal tumor, schwannoma, meningioma, metastasis, and much less likely entities such as parotid tumor or epidermoid cyst.