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baroreceptor

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

(ba-roh-ri-sep-ter)

a collection of sensory nerve endings specialized to monitor changes in blood pressure. The main receptors lie in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch.

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baroreceptor

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

(ba-roh-ri-sep-ter)

a collection of sensory nerve endings specialized to monitor changes in blood pressure. The main receptors lie in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch.

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baroreceptor

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 38 words.

A receptor that responds to changes in pressure. The carotid sinus in the carotid artery contains baroreceptors that respond to

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baroreceptor

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 53 words.

A *receptor that responds to changes in pressure. Baroreceptors in the aorta and *carotid sinus (in the carotid

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baroreceptor

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 49 words.

A sense organ that responds to pressure. High-pressure arterial baroreceptors respond to pressure in arteries whereas low-pressure baroreceptors (cardiopulmonary or

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baroreceptor

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 80 words.

(baroceptor) n. a collection of sensory nerve endings specialized to monitor changes in blood pressure. The main receptors

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baroreceptor

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 37 words.

any physiological receptor that is sensitive to changes in pressure, especially the sensory nerve endings in the carotid sinus that

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baroreceptor

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

(preferred to baroceptor)

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baroreceptors

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 522 words.

are nerves which detect changes in the level of arterial blood pressure, in much the same way as a

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baroreceptor

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 22 words.

Receptor consisting of nerve endings, mainly in the carotid sinus and aortic arch, which are sensitive to changes of blood

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baroreceptor <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 29 words.

a collection of sensory nerve endings specialized to monitor changes in blood pressure. The main receptors lie in the carotid

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