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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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(ˈbærəʊrɪˌsɛptə) or


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

a nerve ending that responds to changes in pressure.
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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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n. barorreceptor, terminación nerviosa sensorial que reacciona a los cambios de presión.
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[13] These visceral reflexes are also evoked by chemicals such as kinin, histamine, prostaglandin, and serotonin, which stimulate the high threshold cardiopulmonary receptors to produce apnea, hypotension, and bradycardia.
The data show that elderly hypertensive subjects present HR decrease during immersion at rest that can be attributed to central hypervolemia, which stimulates the cardiopulmonary receptors reducing sympathetic nerve activation (26,29).
The AP/mNTS also receives afferent projections from volume receptors (arterial baroreceptors and cardiopulmonary receptors), and these receptors can influence the ingestion of water and sodium (31,33,34).

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