Dictionary.com

baroreceptor

[ bar-oh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˌbær oʊ rɪˈsɛp tər /
Save This Word!

noun
a nerve ending, as one of those located in the blood vessels, that responds to changes in pressure.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of baroreceptor

First recorded in 1950–55; baro- + receptor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor

baroceptor

/ (ˈbærəʊrɪˌsɛptə) /

noun
a collection of sensory nerve endings, principally in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch, that monitor blood pressure changes in the body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor
[ băr′ō-rĭ-sĕptər ]

n.
A sensory nerve ending in the walls of the auricles of the heart, vena cava, carotid sinus, and aortic arch, sensitive to stretching of the wall due to increased pressure from within, and functioning as the receptor of central reflex mechanisms that tend to reduce that pressure.pressoreceptor
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor
[ băr′ə-rĭ-sĕptər ]

A cell or sense organ found in the walls of the body's major arteries and stimulated by changes in blood pressure. Signals from baroceptors lead to a reduction in arterial blood pressure.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK