OBO ID: ZFA:0001200
Term Name: corpuscles of Stannius Search Ontology:
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Definition: Islands of eosinic cells found on the lateroventral surface of the kidney. Function is thought to be that of the parathyroid gland in other vertebrates, which are lacking in fishes. These cells secrete hypocalcin (teleocalcin) to regulate calcium metabolism.
Appears at: Segmentation:20-25 somites (19.0h-22.0h)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: TAO:0001200
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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