from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sensory nerve ending that is stimulated by changes in pressure, especially one in the walls of blood vessels such as the carotid sinus.
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- n. A nerve ending that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure
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- n. a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
IL-6 microinjected into the nucleus tractus solitarii attenuates cardiac baroreceptor reflex function in rats.
Influence of nonthermal baroreceptor modulation of heat loss responses during uncompensable heat stress.
Information gathered through baroreceptor sites is routed to the brain for processing.
These communications are handled by baroreceptor sites, which work as nerve receptors that respond to changes in pressure.
The brain's role in regulating respiration and heart rate relies on information received from baroreceptor sites and chemoreceptor sites located inside the brain stem.
Several sensory-motor loops such as temperature, pH, baroreceptor reflex and others have been found to control heart rate.
The researchers found that nitric oxide is a potent regulator of BDNF in baroreceptor neurons.
MSNA consists of baroreceptor reflex controlled vasoconstrictor impulses to the muscle vascular bed, involved in dynamic blood pressure regulation.
Seravalle G, Calhoun DA, Mancia G (1994) Physical training and baroreceptor control of sympathetic nerve activity in humans.
There was also an improvement on vagally mediated arterial baroreceptor cardiac reflex sensitivity in a subset of ten testosterone patients who were compared with 12 placebo patients.
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