carotid sinus

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carotid sinus

n.
A dilated area located at the bifurcations of the carotid arteries and containing numerous baroreceptors that function in the control of blood pressure by mediating changes in the heart rate.
Translations

ca·rot·id si·nus

n. sinus (seno) de la carótida, pequeña dilatación de la arteria carótida y su bifurcación.
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One possible complication with right carotid stenting in very old patients is that the carotid sinus reflex can be triggered, causing a rapid drop in blood pressure, commented Giancarlo Biamino, M.