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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

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 51 words.

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

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baroreceptor

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 55 words.

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...

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baroreceptor

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 56 words.

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...

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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.

See overview in Oxford Index

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 pressure....

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baroreceptor n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

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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baroreceptor n.

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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baroreceptor n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 33 words.

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 n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 73 words.

Any of the pressure-sensitive receptors in the right atrium of the heart and in certain large blood vessels that respond

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baroreceptor n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 73 words.

Any of the pressure-sensitive receptors in the right atrium of the heart and in certain large blood vessels that respond

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baroreceptor n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 83 words.

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

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Carotid Artery Applanation Tonometry Does Not Cause Significant Baroreceptor Activation

Bart Spronck, Tammo Delhaas, Jos Op ‘t Roodt and Koen D. Reesink.

in American Journal of Hypertension

March 2016; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Biological Sciences. 1709 words.

BACKGROUND

Carotid artery applanation tonometry is widely used in estimating local carotid artery pressure waveforms and carotid–femoral pulse wave...

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Thoracoscopic sympathectomy increases efferent cardiac vagal activity and baroreceptor sensitivity

Elisabeth Bygstad, Astrid J. Terkelsen, Hans K. Pilegaard, John Hansen, Henning Mølgaard and Vibeke E. Hjortdal.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

September 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery. 4230 words.

OBJECTIVES

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy at levels T2 or T2–T3 is a treatment for focal hyperhidrosis and facial blushing. These levels of the sympathetic...

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Transient modification of baroreceptor response during tilt-induced vasovagal syncope

Nemer Samniah, Scott Sakaguchi, Cengiz Ermis, Keith G Lurie and David G Benditt.

in EP Europace

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 3152 words.

Aims

Normally, arterial baroreceptors attempt to minimize systemic hypotension by initiating reflex vasoconstriction and tachycardia. However, in the setting...

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Impaired arterial baroreceptor sensitivity before tilt-induced syncope

J. Freitas, S. Pereira, P. Lago, O. Costa, M.J. Carvalho and A. FalcãO de Freitas.

in EP Europace

October 1999; p ublished online October 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 0 words.

Autonomic dysfunction seems to play a central role in the pathophysiology of neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) but conflicting data have recently become available. We evaluated autonomic...

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