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baroreceptor

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
baroreceptor

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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 found in large veins and in the walls of the right atrium of the heart and are involved with the regulation of blood volume....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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