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Body

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."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

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.

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Normally, the carotid body acts to regulate the amount of oxygen and carbon-dioxide in the blood.
1) overall morbidity in surgical management of carotid body tumor is approximately 3.
Around 80% of paragangliomas are carotid body or jugulotympanic glomus tumors.
Thus, the apparent manufacture of growth factors by carotid body cells is "the diamond in the rough in this study," he says.
Our modulation of the carotid body - a key chemosensor located at the fork of the carotid artery that helps regulate respiratory activity - is a breakthrough innovation based on extensive studies and a deep understanding of the interdependence of the body's various systems.
MRI with magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated the characteristic imaging findings of a carotid body tumour.
Patients with a carotid body paraganglioma have the best outcome, whereas those with skull base tumors have a less favorable prognosis because of the increased difficulty in achieving total resection.
He has no evidence of recurrence after 2 years of follow-up, and opted to observe the carotid body tumor on his right side.
The classic presentation of the most common paraganglioma of the parapharyngeal space--the carotid body tumor--is a nontender, asymptomatic, slowly growing neck mass at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery.
We report a case of an intravagal paraganglioma and a case of a carotid body tumor to illustrate a variable presentation of the former in which it mimicked the latter on preoperative imaging.
These images demonstrated the classic findings of a carotid body tumor.
Of all the paragangliomas in the head and neck, carotid body tumors are the most common.