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baroreceptor

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Seventh edition

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780198714378
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782770
baroreceptor

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A *receptor that responds to changes in pressure. Baroreceptors in the aorta and *carotid sinus (in the carotid artery) respond to changes in arterial pressure and relay information via sensory nerves to the cardiac control centre in the medulla oblongata. This regulates ...

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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