depressor nerve


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depressor nerve

n.
A nerve that when stimulated acts to lower arterial blood pressure.
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Noun1.depressor nerve - any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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In the present study, we have determined the effects of hSOD1 overexpression in transgenic mice on several physiological variables [arterial pressure (AP), heart rate (HR), baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), and aortic depressor nerve function] compared to controls.
These mice were used for AP, HR, baroreflex bradycardia and tachycardia, and aortic depressor nerve (ADN) recordings.
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