Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

baroreceptor

[bar-oh-ri-sep-ter]
noun
  1. a nerve ending, as one of those located in the blood vessels, that responds to changes in pressure.
Show More

Origin of baroreceptor

First recorded in 1950–55; baro- + receptor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor

baroceptor

noun
  1. a collection of sensory nerve endings, principally in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch, that monitor blood pressure changes in the body
Show More
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

baroreceptor in Medicine

baroreceptor

(băr′ō-rĭ-sĕptər)
n.
  1. 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
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

baroreceptor in Science

baroreceptor

[băr′ə-rĭ-sĕptər]
  1. 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.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.