baroreceptor definition

  • noun:
    • A sensory neurological ending that is activated by changes in pressure, especially one in the wall space of arteries such as the carotid sinus.
    • A nerve closing which responsive to changes in hypertension
    • a sensory receptor that reacts to pressure
    • A sensory nerve ending that is stimulated by alterations in pressure, particularly one out of the wall space of blood vessels such as the carotid sinus.
    • A nerve ending that is responsive to alterations in blood circulation pressure
    • a sensory receptor that responds to stress

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