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


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baro- +‎ receptor


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  • Influence of nonthermal baroreceptor modulation of heat loss responses during uncompensable heat stress.

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  • Information gathered through baroreceptor sites is routed to the brain for processing.

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  • These communications are handled by baroreceptor sites, which work as nerve receptors that respond to changes in pressure.

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  • 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.

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  • Several sensory-motor loops such as temperature, pH, baroreceptor reflex and others have been found to control heart rate.

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  • The researchers found that nitric oxide is a potent regulator of BDNF in baroreceptor neurons.

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  • MSNA consists of baroreceptor reflex controlled vasoconstrictor impulses to the muscle vascular bed, involved in dynamic blood pressure regulation.

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  • Seravalle G, Calhoun DA, Mancia G (1994) Physical training and baroreceptor control of sympathetic nerve activity in humans.

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