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View in Spanish: Paraganglios

Paraganglia (PAYR-uh-GANG-glee-uh)
A collection of cells that came from embryonic nervous tissue, and are found near the adrenal glands and some blood vessels and nerves. Most paraganglia secrete epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.