baroreceptor


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bar·o·re·cep·tor

 (băr′ə-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
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.

baroreceptor

(ˈbærəʊrɪˌsɛptə) or

baroceptor

n
(Physiology) a collection of sensory nerve endings, principally in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch, that monitor blood pressure changes in the body

bar•o•re•cep•tor

(ˌbær oʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)

n.
a nerve ending that responds to changes in pressure.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baroreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
Translations

bar·o·re·cep·tor

n. barorreceptor, terminación nerviosa sensorial que reacciona a los cambios de presión.
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He further explained that if their hypothesis is proven right then arterial stiffness and baroreceptor signaling will become hotspot targets for the treatment of high blood pressure and the development of new medicines and medical devices.
04%, LNa) and, therefore, in a prehypertensive state, Gordon and Mark (10,13) demonstrated a partial arterial baroreceptor impairment (vs Dahl SR rats on a LNa diet) that translated into a diminution of both the heart rate (HR) and the neurosympathetic-mediated hindlimb vascular resistance baroreflex sensitivities, without altering the baseline MAP.
2000) Exercise training increases baroreceptor gain sensitivity in normal and hypertensive rats.
Bradycardia and hypotension occur due to inhibition of nor-adrenaline secretion and increased reflex baroreceptor activity.
Decreased SVR leads to baroreceptor mediated neurohormonal activation and fall in blood pressure.
Efferent cardiac autonomic activity is largely under the control of baroreceptor and BRS, which is correlated with cardiac arrhythmias (29, 30).
We believe variability is a surrogate for vascular stiffness, and probably for the aging-related impairment in the baroreceptor reflex, a hypothesis we'll look at more closely in the near future," Dr.
In this particular piece of work Nadin analyzes the so called the baroreceptor reflex.
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