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baroreceptor Line breaks: baro|recep¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈbarəʊrɪˌsɛptə/

Definition of baroreceptor in English:


A receptor sensitive to changes in pressure.
Example sentences
  • In addition to arterial baroreceptors, low-pressure baroreceptors exist and these respond to the degree of stretch of veins and the cardiac atria.
  • The vagus nerve transmits afferent signals from the aortic arch baroreceptors, regulating arterial pressure.
  • The decrease in cardiac output that occurs with heart failure is associated with a decrease in blood pressure that activates baroreceptors located in the aortic arch and carotid arteries.
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