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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.
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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
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bar•o•re•cep•tor

(ˌbær oʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)

n.
a nerve ending that responds to changes in pressure.
[1950–55]
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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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bar·o·re·cep·tor

n. barorreceptor, terminación nerviosa sensorial que reacciona a los cambios de presión.
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The influence of the ANS on the heart is dependent on information from the baroceptors, chemoceptors, atrial receptors, ventricular receptors, respiratory system modifications, vasomotor system, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and thermoregulatory system (20,31).
In addition, stretch receptors in the left atrium and baroceptors in the aortic arch and carotid sinus sense shifts in effective circulating blood volume and changes in blood pressure.
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