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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Although baroreceptor reflex was affected by gender and age,[25] further studies investigating the relationship between baroreceptor sensitivity and ICH outcome according to type or location are required.
7] On another side, haemodynamic stability observed with etomidate may be due to its unique lack of effect on the sympathetic nervous system and on baroreceptor functions.
In addition, the baroreceptor response (detecting low blood pressure and signalling via noradrenaline to increase heart rate, contractility, and venous return) is impaired.
To study the baroreceptor reflex and integrity of autonomic nervous system in man, we have been using number of methods to change the effective filling pressure of heart and the difference in response between the normal and changed filling pressure, especially failing circulation is being noted.
Under adverse conditions that encourage hypovolemia, pregnant dogs are less able to control arterial pressure than non-pregnant dogs, which may indicate subnormal baroreceptor activity during pregnancy, together with low vasopressin activity (BROOKS & KEIL, 1994).
The medication was shown to improve standing heart rate, standing blood pressure, and baroreceptor sensitivity (Kanjwal et al.
SKY decreases chemoreflex sensitivity, increases arterial baroreceptor sensitivity, oxygenation, and exercises tolerance.
Baroreceptor reflex stimulation was evaluated by RR interval using the Valsalva maneuver.
An implantable device for the bilateral electric baroreceptor stimulation that decreases the sympathetic tone alleviates the obesity associated hypertension in experimental and clinical settings (Lohmeier et al 2012; Biaggioni 2012).
The MobiusHD System capitalises on the ability of the body's baroreceptor mechanism to regulate blood pressure.
Blanco, Baroreceptor reflex sensitivity in human neonates: the effect of postmenstrual age, Journal of Physiology 568.