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
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bar·o·re·cep·tor

n. barorreceptor, terminación nerviosa sensorial que reacciona a los cambios de presión.
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An increase in levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in these neural components of the baroreflex arc including the carotid and aortic baroreceptors [20-23], NTS [24-26], PVN [27], and RVLM [28-30] are seen in conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and heart failure.
01), indicating that hSOD1 overexpression resulted in more sensitive responses than the control, thus increasing the aortic baroreceptor depressor nerve function.
Moreover, our findings strongly suggest that NADH-stimulated RMSAP might be under the inhibitory control of aortic baroreceptors, suggesting again that this response could be mediated by an increase in baseline efferent RSNA.