baroreceptor [bar΄ō ri sep′tər]
a nerve ending sensitive to pressure: in the circulatory system they help regulate the dilation of blood vessels by reacting to blood pressure: also baroceptor

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  • Baroreceptor — Baroreceptors (or baroceptors) in the human body detect the pressure of blood flowing through them, and can send messages to the central nervous system to increase or decrease total peripheral resistance and cardiac output. They are stretch… …   Wikipedia

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  • baroreceptor — /bar oh ri sep teuhr/, n. a nerve ending, as one of those located in the blood vessels, that responds to changes in pressure. [1950 55; BARO + RECEPTOR] * * * …   Universalium

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