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
baro- + receptor (Wiktionary)