See also:BODY This is a small median body, about the
See also:size of a
See also:pea, situated in front of the
See also:apex of the coccyx and between the insertions of the levatores
See also:ani muscles . It resembles the
See also:carotid body in its microscopical structure, but is not so vascular . Concentric corpuscles, like those of the thymus, have been recorded in it . It derives its
See also:arteries from the
See also:middle sacral and its nerves from the sympathetic . Of its
See also:embryology and
See also:comparative anatomy little is known, though J . W .
See also:Walker has recently shown that numerous, outlying, minute masses of the same structure lie along the course of the middle sacral artery (Archie f. mikroscop . Anat . Bd. lxiv.) . The probability is that, like the carotid body, it is sympathetic in origin . (
See also:Quain's Anatomy gives excellent illustrations of the
See also:histology of this as well as of all the other ductless glands.) For the literature on and further details concerning the foregoing structures the following
See also:works should be consulted: Quain's Anatomy,vol. i (19o8,
See also:London,Longman & Co.) ; McMurrich'sDeaelopment of the Human Body (London, Rebman, 1906); Wiedersheim's Vergleich . Anat. der Wirbeltiere (
See also:Jena, 1898) .
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