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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