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Goormaghtighs cells

Goormaghtighs cells --> juxtaglomerular cells

cells, located at the vascular pole of the renal corpuscle that secrete renin and form a component of the juxtaglomerular complex; they are modified smooth muscle cells primarily of the afferent arteriole of the renal glomerulus.

Synonym: goormaghtighs cells.


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